Beam me up, Scotty: The next generation of Wi-Fi

As the super-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard reaches a critical mass of supported devices, what can a Wi-Fi overhaul deliver apart from a raw speed boost?

Every new instalment in the alphabet soup of Wi-Fi standards promises to fling ones and zeros around your home or office faster than ever, and 802.11ac is no exception. While the speed boost is impressive when you're up close, 802.11ac's worth really shines through once you put some distance -- and perhaps a few walls -- between you and the Wi-Fi access point.


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