New Wi-Fi Standard Changes the Home Networking Experience
Home networking has come a long way from the original, painfully slow dial-up to the “can’t-be-fast-enough” high-speed connections of today. Some might say this need for speed mirrors our increasingly rushed pace of modern life, including the demands of the digital entertainment-focused family that is creating and digesting loads of data on a continuous basis.
For the tech savvy family, there are a variety of devices running at the same time, including laptops, tablets, mobile phones, Internet connected TV’s, game consoles, etc. The demands for speed being put on home networks are huge and if your home Wi-Fi network isn’t up to the challenge, then you’re going to be watching your HD movies in a “wait-while-it-buffers” manner.
This is why having a Wi-Fi router that can handle the multiple demands is critical, especially for families leveraging multiple devices (and not to mention moms and dads who occasionally or exclusively work from a home office).
The latest in Wi-Fi technology, 802.11ac connectivity, blows the doors off today’s standards and makes the aggravation from slow connection speeds and load times a thing of the past.
This new standard, also known as 5G Wi-Fi, enables the state-of-the-art network devices and routers that will take your home network the next level. No longer do families have to wait for buffering movies or stuttering video, i.e. these routers are fast–very, very fast. The new standard allows the entire family to use a tremendous amount of data without impacting anyone else on the network.
The AC standard offers speeds that are three times faster than the current technology–making it noticeably different to even those that aren’t tech savvy.
For example, the My Net AC router from WD accelerates video, gaming and chat. WD's exclusive FasTrack technology delivers smooth, simultaneous HD streams at very fast wireless speeds. With a simple setup, 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 2 USB ports and superior range for larger homes, WD makes it easier than ever to have a cutting-edge data stream solution.
So, your mobile devices won’t crawl along when downloading movies. Multiple online gaming platforms running at the same time won’t hamper connectivity speeds. Syncing content to the cloud from a laptop or tablet is a breeze and can be completed at any time.
The AC technology is the fifth generation of Wi-Fi technology and WD is currently bringing it to the market.
Learn more about WD’s My Net HD Routers with FasTrack Technology.