The first testing of TP-Link Archer C7 with support for the latest generation of wireless standard 802.11ac was published on the pages of our resource more than a year ago. Over the past time, we managed to get acquainted with just one more router and a pair of 802.11ac wireless adapters, which indicates a cautious attitude to this standard by most manufacturers. It can be noted that only some market leaders presented their solutions with its support there is no talk of mass distribution today. One of the reasons for this situation is a very limited number of client solutions, and without them changing the router to a new one does not make sense.
However, some development of this direction is still taking place. The first solutions are based on Broadcom chipsets, and today on the market you can also find products based on Qualcomm and Realtek chips. In addition, attention was paid to the new standard by Intel Corporation.
Another important step is the appearance of smartphones with built-in 802.11ac. Despite the fact that existing models do not show a large increase in speed, the potential in the new technology is very large. This is due to the fact that this standard allows you to increase the productivity of working with a single antenna, which is usually used by mobile devices.