Reference: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...4-why-80211ac-will-kill-the-5-ghz-wi-fi-band/ That was an interesting piece. Thanks Tim. "The gist of all this is that 802.11ac, even in the first draft devices appearing this year, can reduce the effective number of available 5 GHz channels from nine to two!" That's indeed a scary thought. I can already detect 30+ networks in the 2.4Ghz band in my townhouse complex neighborhood, with about 12 on Channel 1, 8 on Channel 6 and 7 on Channel 11, and a few using the in-between channels. The end result is my 2.4Ghz wireless N speeds aren't the best and there are times when the connection would drop. I've since moved to the cleaner 5Ghz space and got more stability and speed for my laptops, but it looks like 802.11ac will make crowded neighborhoods a bigger nightmare for stable wireless connectivity. Is there anything else in the works for wireless connectivity besides 802.11ac?