Don’t buy 802.11ac devices in 2012

Any 802.11ac router that hits the market anytime soon will carry some risk for consumers, because the first devices to ship will be based on a draft version of the standard. While the Wi-Fi Alliance will begin testing implementations in the summer, the actual certification program won’t be launched until the end of this calendar year.

It’s disappointing that OEMs are pulling the same crap they did with 802.11n by shipping non-certified products. Nothing tarnishes your brand quite like a $200 router that doesn’t work as advertised, but then again that’s not something the Best Buy crowd knows /s

Author: jdrch

ISTJ, Rice Owl, UF Gator, mechanical engineer. STEM, sports, music, movies, humor. Account mine only & unaffiliated.

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