Wireless-AC is fast becoming commonplace
The transition to Wireless-AC networks is happening at a pretty brisk pace. We just recently wrapped up a roundup of several 802.11ac routers (you'll find it in the upcoming March issue of Maximum PC), and as CES kicks into full swing, even more AC routers are being announced. Buffalo just added three to the growing pile of options, including the AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WXR-1900DHP , AirStation 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router WHR-1166D, and the AirStation AC433 Wireless Travel Router WMR-433.
"The increased availability of wireless devices has made it easy for consumers to access content online anywhere at any time. However, this trend has pushed previous Wi-Fi standards to their limits," said Matt Dargis , COO at Buffalo Americas. "We launched new models of Buffalo's AirStation 11ac routers to address these challenges of the modern day consumer by supporting the latest high performance Wi-Fi technologies available. With new solutions like the industry's first 11ac travel router, modern day travelers and vacationers now have the ability to easily setup fast personal wireless connections while away from the home or office."
The big dog of the bunch is the AirStation Extreme AC 1900. It delivers wireless speeds of up to 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band and up to 600Mbps in Wireless-N mode. Bearforming is baked in to ensure strong connections to both AC and N devices, which is is aided by three wireless transmitters, and there's a 1GHz dual-core processor inside.
Buffalo's other two routers aren't as feature rich or fast, though still embark on Wireless-AC territory.