I am thinking of putting Wifi in our house, and I figure if I am going to do that then I should set it up the fastest I could get it.
Lots of wireless routers out there, so I started doing some research and found that 802.11n is currently the latest, but 802.11ac will be much faster.
Here is where I am confused, the 802.11ac standard won’t be issued till early 2013, yet I am seeing 802.11ac products like the Buffalo AirStation and NETGEAR R6300 on the market claiming they are 802.11ac – even though they can’t be ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED’ since the 11ac standard isn’t finalized yet.
Some of the reviews of these first 802.11ac product mention that they are based on a first draft of the 802.11ac spec, and might have some performance issues with products that are based on the final 802.11ac spec
From what I read, the ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED’ certification makes sure that the devices will be fully compatible and function correctly with other 11ac products. The Buffalo and Netgear don’t have the Wi-Fi Certification.
I feel it is best to wait on 802.11ac, since I have waited this long, another 6 month shouldn’t kill me.
Am I crazy for wanting to wait till early next year to buy an 802.11ac router?