Wi-Fi (802.11ac) explained

WiFi 802.11 AC explained802.11ac or 5G Wi-Fi: This latest Wi-Fi standard operates only on the 5GHz frequency band and offers Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1.3Gbps (or 1,300Mbps).

It’s backward-compatible with N, meaning that a 5G Wi-Fi router will support N clients and 5G Wi-Fi clients will also be able to connect to an N router. Wireless-N, in turn, is backward compatible with the rest of the wireless standards, including 802.11g, 802.11b, and 802.11a.


What is a router anyway?

understanding routersAs the name implies, a router is the device that routes the requests for web content from your LAN, (local area network), such as all your computers, mobiles, tablets and any other device at home that can connect to the internet with the WAN, (wide area network), external internet services or the web itself.