It’s the beginning of the year and time for CES 2018 event which is currently taking place in Las Vegas from 9th January to 12th January. With the launch of nearly 20,000 new products at CES 2018. We have also seen the launch of D-Link & ASUS routers based on an 802.11ax standard which offers very high data speeds for multiple users with ease.
The routers which have been launched by D-LINK are dual band AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router and the tri-band AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router. The speed of both these routers are quite remarkable in theories, but this has yet to be tested in real. D-LINK claims speeds of 6000 Mbps for AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router and 11000 Mbps for AX11000 routers. D-Link’s AX6000 and AX11000 features eight antennas which have one 2.5Gbps WAN port, a USB 3.0 port, DLNA and four Gigabit LAN ports,
D-LINK routers work on the standard of 4×4 MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple input and multiple outputs) which utilizes antennas to send packet data to various devices simultaneously. The new standard of 802.11ax has backwards compatibility whereas 802.11ad does not support backward compatibility, the latter does offer high speed but for short ranges. The 802.11ax is a worthy successor to 802.11ac standard which is currently used by most devices.
While previous technologies focused on delivering the high speeds in Mbps or Gbps, but in the new standard of 802.11ax, its focus is to deliver fast speeds to every single device connected to the router. Previously with 802.11ac & 802.11n routers, if in a home four users simultaneously watching high data consuming stuff, for example, children are playing 4K games, your wife is watching 4K video on Netflix and you are downloading huge file from internet, as all of the devices running on the same frequency channel on the same router, so it chokes your speed.
The benefits of using 802.11ax standard are
- 4K streaming of movies & TV shows
- Playing high-end games like PUBG in ultra-high resolution without any lag
- Deliver good speed to each of connected device in the congested Wi-Fi network
Asus has launched ASUS RT-AX88U router at CES 2018, featuring four antennas which support latest feature and technology. It also works on the standard of 4×4 MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple input and multiple outputs). It can give connection speeds up to 6000 Mbps. It has a setup of 8 Gigabit LAN ports and it works on mesh Wi-Fi network technology. Asus has also launched the Asus Lyra Trio, a dual-band mesh Wi-Fi system, with three antennas which perform really well in densely populated Wi-Fi Zone. These routers will be available by the end of Q1 of 2018.