The 5th generation of WiFi routers is here with the newly introduced Buffalo AirStation WZR-D1800H wireless router and WLI-H4-D1300 wireless media bridge. The new Router and bridge offer speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n and are fully backward compatible for legacy devices to make it easier for users to adopt the new technology.
The 802.11ac Router operates in the 5 GHz spectrum and offers transfer speeds up to 1300 Mbps. With the super high speeds, Buffalo is hoping that the next generation of tablets and portable devices will feature the technology which will dramatically reduce battery usage due to increased download speeds.
"5G WiFi will improve the HD video streaming experience with its higher speeds, enhanced range and increased reliability," said Michael Hurlston, Broadcom's SVP and GM of the Wireless Combo Connectivity line of business. "Buffalo Technology's products using Broadcom's chipsets give consumers the fastest, most robust wireless networking solutions available."
The router is now available at select retailers and goes for $189.99 on newegg.com. This is pricey, but with the reality that more and more homes have refrigerators and microwaves that are connected to the internet, the need for a high capacity router becomes more and more necessary.