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Madtown
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join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA
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Too early to buy AC router or should I wait?

I have a Netgear WNDR3700 and I was wondering if I should upgrade to a AC router or not. I have an iPhone 4, Xbox 360 and a laptop so I was wondering if I should upgrade to AC. I've heard AC has been finalized recently, so what's your input on this? For those who have AC router and doesn't have any 5GHz devices what are your thoughts, since I don't have any 5Ghz devices that I know of.

LittleBill

join:2013-05-24
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you also don't have anything that utilizes ac, thus there would be no gain for you to upgrade


mozerd
Light Will Pierce The Darkness
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join:2004-04-23
Nepean, ON
reply to Madtown
The Netgear R6300 or R7000 are VERY nice systems and do provide much better performance for "N" clients like your iPhone 4 and your Xbox360 especially in the range area. I do not know if your laptop has "N" wireless but if it did it too would benefit from the improved range and performance especially if its "N: capabilities are 2 streams or more.

AC is just a much improved extension of "N" and when or IF you add more Clients the AC models will nicely accommodate those as well.
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