If you’re using Wi-Fi in your office (or home office), you’ve probably become accustomed to downloads and file transfers taking a certain amount of time. Five minutes here, 15 minutes there—all potentially cutting into your productivity.
If you have the “fastest” router out there now, you probably have an N router, which have gotten pretty jammed up because every N router uses the same radio frequency. Strangely enough, those frequencies are also used by microwaves and cordless phones.
The good news is that the super-fast 802.11ac (or AC) router has now entered the market. It’s proclaimed to deliver “gigabit Wi-Fi,” which is certainly a massive improvement over the N router. Of course, if your Internet provider only limits you to a certain download speed, the AC router won’t impact that. But, it will give you better performance overall, especially if you’re watching a lot of video or if there are multiple people and multiple devices hooked up to it. The only unfortunate part is that the routers aren’t yet compatible with many of today’s devices, but that should change within the next couple of years.
See a comparison of the best AC routers on the market here.