Router with Access point functionality make it wireless router, we use Wi-Fi signals through Wireless access point to communicate with in WLAN, with b, g n and ac standards.
Moving towards cloud with the increasing factor of inter-connected things or devices, wireless router technology also evolving in sophisticated and comprehensive way with the reveling of WSNs. Further, after the development of beam forming technology ( in 4 dimensions ) with 802.11ac standards, Wireless routers are now going smart to sense nearby devices automatically to make a bigger picture of wireless world, the world of ubiquitous computing.
Currently we are working with 802.11a, b, g, n and ac standard based wireless routers, devices with the 802.11ad, ah, aj , ax and ay are in experimental phase .ay is expected to release in 2017 with stream data rate up to 100 Gbit/s .Vendors are now started planning to make “Wave 2” devices having support for 160 MHz channels and with Multi user – multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO).
Wireless router technology with Wave 2 11 ac chipset and four spatial stream QSR 1000 having capabilities of multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) in enterprise-class APs , i.e. Cisco AP 3700 , are now in market .
802.11AC Wave 2 is a technology that can help businesses to maximum advantage of digital era as businesses look forward with new business models with power the wireless network and have greater expectations with latest Wi-Fi technologies.
Following are the few devices based on latest wireless router technology:
- Cisco 3700 series access points , a “ wave 1 “ device , offers three-fold performance By providing Wider channels ( 80MHz ) to achieve more bandwidth. This is the first wireless router with integrated 802.11ac Wave 1 to support a 4×4 MIMO with three spatial streams. It supports Dual Band 2.4/5 GHz integrated radios to fulfil the BYOD and bandwidth requirements.
- Linksys Wave 2 wireless router offers up to 53 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds, having a 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU and four Gigabit ports.
- ASUS RT-AC87 wave-2 Wi-Fi is 1.7 Gbps router, offers unparalleled speed and range for a superior wireless experience with AiCloud web interface and AiCloud app for Android devices.