How fast is your WiFi network? Nowadays the most popular are 802.11n devices which support up to 300 Mbps speed. However, we can also buy 802.11ac routers which provides 1750 Mbps of aggregated throughput. But, what about 802.11ad? It looks that manufactures do not rest on their laurels and they work on devices which support 802.11ad standard.
TP-Link has presented during CES 2016 trade shows the router Talon AD2700 which is the first 802.11ad WiFi router in the world. What is the difference between 802.11ad and 802.11ac standards? Currently used solutions operate at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The newest solution additionally uses frequencies from 57 GHz – 66 GHz range. As you know, very high carrier frequency allows us to use wide radio channel bandwidth and achieve very high throughputs.
Unfortunately application of 60 GHz band has one, very important disadvantage. Namely, radio signal transmitted at this frequency is very prone to attenuation by obstacles. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy very high data rates only in the room where the router is placed. What will be possible to achieve? TP-Links claims that their new router is able to provide up to 4.6 Gbps when it operates at 60 GHz band.
Generally, for this type of equipment is not known how much they will cost. However, the Talon AD2700 from TP-Links is expected to cost about USD 300, i.e. Rs. 20 300.