1.3Gbps Wireless arriving soon…


The newest kid on the wi-fi block is 802.11ac, a 1.3Gbps wireless technology that uses both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz spectrums, plus support for up to eight antennae! Yes, you too can have a mini Goonhilly in your living room. Buffalo have just announced that they are to begin shipping the first of their new 802.11ac routers, the AC1300/N900 narrowly beating Netgear to the post.

As always with wireless, the same old chestnuts of range, reliability and interference will continue to cause headaches so we shall still need spectrum analysers of course.