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Buy now or wait for WiFi 6 and wpa3.........

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Sr71bb, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Sr71bb

    Sr71bb New Around Here

    Jan 16, 2019
    I’ve finally decided to update my rented router/ modem combo from Comcast......it was a technicolor......it served me well and was a workhorse. But it’s getting old and I want to upgrade to a Netgear cm1100 modem and the Netgear Orbi 50 mesh system. Should I wait for wpa3 and WiFi 6 to come around for the orbi. I’ve waited this long to update......what’s a few more months.......or should I just go for it already and stop torturing myself waiting for new technologies to come around.........
  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

    May 18, 2008
    Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve rapidly. Something new will always be around the corner for the foreseeable future.

    My advice is to stay a generation back from the bleeding edge. When you buy next-gen stuff when it first comes out, you are paying the most you’ll pay and usually getting plenty of bugs in the bargain.

    Unless you have a pressing need, leave your wallet in your pocket.
    Hydro likes this.
  3. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

    Oct 14, 2014
    Clients will also be slow to come out with the new wifi standards. I still have devices that are 2.4Ghz wifi N only.