The latest revision of Wi-Fi, 802.11AC Wave 2, brings gigabit speed to the wireless network and puts it on par or even ahead of the wired network. Historically, workers had to choose between a fast-wired connection and the freedom of wireless. However, users no longer have to compromise, as now they can have speed and mobility. In addition to speed, Wave 2 brings MU-MIMO to Wi-Fi. This feature dedicates bandwidth on a per-user basis bringing wired switch-like performance to Wi-Fi.
With any new wireless technology speed is always the headline-grabbing feature but, as with every wireless standard to date, the figures tossed around can be highly misleading.
1.3 gigabits per second (Gbps) is the speed most commonly cited as the 802.11ac standard. This translates to 166 megabytes per second (MBps) or 1331 megabits per second (Mbps). It is vastly quicker than the 450Mbit per second (0.45Gbps) headline speeds quoted on the highest performing 802.11n routers.
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