Originally Posted by thiggins
The connectivity problems people are reporting are proabably incompatibilities due to old or flawed drivers in the non 11ac clients.
The only way you are going to know is to try one for yourself. All current models are based on Broadcom's chipset. But not all use the same level of drivers from Broadcom.
I can't advise on long-term reliability because I use an 11N router.
11ac doesn't improve throughput or range over 11n routers. The value is for the future with upcoming devices and client adapters that also support it.
Tim and zoulas, thanks for your responses.
I agree perfectly that 11ac right now is investment in the future. The same way that 11n draft came out several years back.
I was a bit surprised to see quite a few reports (mainly on the amazon forum) that people see significant better coverage on the n network using 11ac routers...
Regardless, I will go and get 11ac router today, but should I go the 11n path and looking into:
- Assus rt-n66u
- Cisco EA4500 - could not find a reiew on this one. apologies if it is there, but would like to get a link
- Netgear Centria WNDR4700
and considering the devices and information from above which would be a best fit. Any recommendation would be appreciated.