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Featured Goodbye To Wi-Fi Router Classes

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, Feb 15, 2017 at 5:02 PM.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    The Wi-Fi class system has outlived its usefulness. So we have switched to a new method to categorize these products.

    Read on SmallNetBuilder
     
    Clark Griswald, sfx2000 and kenrok1 like this.
  2. kenrok1

    kenrok1 Occasional Visitor

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    More useful than any number on the box - Thanks!
     
  3. Razor512

    Razor512 Senior Member

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    Did Linksys really list the Velop as AC6600 and not change it after realizing the mistake? I could understand a router being listed at AC1900 where while no single device can use both bands, multiple device can connect to the single router and eventually use both bands. but the Velop, are separate devices.

    That is like a car company selling 2 cars, each with a 200 horse power engine, and then marketing the 2 car pack as having 400 horsepower. Or think how some TVs use the class system (50 inch class), imagine a box with 2, 25 inch TVs in the box, and having it marketed as a 50 inch class TV.
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    This was not a mistake. It is a conscious marketing decision. This is printed on the product box and plainly shown on Amazon.
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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017 at 1:07 PM
  5. irev210

    irev210 Occasional Visitor

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    This is much welcomed! Thank you, this makes much more sense.
     
  6. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Regular Contributor

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    I think its great to provide clarity on the number of streams used in the testing. I am confused thought about the results provided for the version 9 Router Charts. Have all the routers listed now been tested using the revision 9 technique?
     

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