Fastest Wi-Fi ever is right around the corner

Guess what – the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard just got obsolete.

Starting in 2013 a new Wi-Fi standard is set to take over offering data transfer over a 60 GHz band – with never before seen transfer speeds.

Until now all modern Wi-Fi systems worked using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, offering as much data transfer as 600 megabits per second. Instead, the new so-called 802.11ad standard will offer 7 Gbits of data transfer per second. In case you can’t imagine what this means, here’s an example – 7 Gbits per second means you can stream movies and play video games online at the same time with no problems whatsoever.

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The standard’s here but what about the hardware? Well, there is good news too. Major Wi-Fi hardware makers have said they will provide 802.11ad chips next year so everything seems ready to go, right?

Not quite – the first 802.11ad routers are expected to be in stores starting in 2014. So it’ll be a little while before you can enjoy lightning fast Wi-Fi speed.


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