No... because NOTHING supports it or will for at least 6 months to a year, maybe even longer.
I'm not going to invest in ac until there are more devices that support it. I'm not usually one of the early adopters for new technologies.
Unlike the naysayers, my LAN moves more data more quickly than my WAN. Faster WiFi would allow me the connectivity that current can't be met with anything less than Gibabit Ethernet (hard cabled). Local serving of media tends to stress lesser infrastructures.
I simultaneously anticipate faster WiFi and scoff at the idea that all media will be streamed through carriers already capping speed and total usage. Whole house, high quality media servers and clients beg for speedy, robust LAN solutions.
Will my mid-2011 iMac work with this router or not?
It will work at wireless n speeds, but not wireless ac speeds as the iMac only works with 802.11b/g/n networks
LOL... LOL.. WHAT? ... lol mac... LOL
That's why I didnt want to subscribe for this silly site. Useless and waste of time. WhaEvah..
Haters gonna hate. Trolls gonna troll.
I am happy right now. Perhaps my math is wrong (I am no networking expert) but 867Mbps (Mega bits?) is about 105 MBps (Mega bytes)? I don't even get near that speed from my ISP, and I can't justify it based on the amount of data travelling across my network.
Plus, I love wired connections when possible.
hm.. my wifi is faster then my internet connection, its currently faster then my shared hard drives.. hmm...
I have a one story 3 bedroom house with a small back yard.. Range isn't an issue.
Plus I only use ddwrt routers now.. I'd gladly take all the features of ddwrt over speed TYVM
What you wrote after your title makes sense to be added to the list of reasons we are not ready, but I prefer to just respond to the title.
I have G speed internet (13-17 mbps) coming thru my home. My bill would double to get N speed, yet for the most part, I have little issue streaming hd video, online gaming (CoD) and downloading torrents. Of course I would like fewer issues with lag, torrenting and such, but I suspect that most of those issues are not with my system.
Either the seeds for the torrents or the servers running CoD seem to be the issue more times than not and Netflix HD streaming has been near perfect with the except of some audio/video syncing where a character will move their mouth before the audio plays and vice versa.
Buffer bloat=increased lag times
I am perfectly happy with G. I haven't even bothered with N. Plus I don't use anything but wwdrt.
My HP Envy 14 operates at the 5Ghz band, but can only utilize a speed up to 827 mbps. Nothing else in the house can use the 5G band, so I am split. I a R6300 last night and so far, it is much better than my old Linksys or Mediabridge routers. I will post a review in a few days/weeks.
Seems like a waste overall cause I only get 45 mbps from my cable provider anyway. I still bought though and it seems to have superior range to the N900 I had.