realtime throughput of their prototype AC routers on a large flat screen TV
I really don’t know many (if any) people these days NOT running a WiFi network at home. Most Internet Service Providers (ISP) now provide a WiFi router or router/modem combo when you sign up for service. WiFi-N has pretty much become the standard over the past few years, with speeds capable of up to 150Mb/s and in almost all current electronics. The next standards have been announced and are called 802.11ac, which pretty much more than doubles WiFi-N on it’s best day. If you have no idea what I’m talking about then pretty much what I am saying is that your wireless setup at home is about to become pretty obsolete pretty fast. That’s not saying that what you have now won’t be any good, but with all the tablets, phones, pads, pods, TV’s, and everything else connected via WiFi, you could can never go fast enough. It’s quite common though that standards can be announced sometimes years before products go market. Buffalo actually brought a few working prototypes of this “gigabit” wireless to CES and put them on display for all to see. They were quite proud of their high-speed wireless and were the only company there (that I saw) with some solid evidence to back it up. A Buffalo rep told us that we should expect products sometime in 2012. I can imagine we will be getting draft AC components in the early summer.
Buffalo (WZR-1750H) routers and testing stations
Check out Buffalo’s website for more info and updates on their WiFi-AC products