Get ready to hear crazy speed claims for new 802.11ax routers, due out by the end of 2018.
D-Link just announced its triband AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi router, the DIR-X9000, which theoretically can deliver speeds up to -- you guessed it -- 11,000Mbps. And it looks just as futuristic as you would expect, with eight antennas and a funky pyramidal shape, similar to AC routers in D-Link's Ultra Wi-Fi router line, such as the .
Other features of the new D-Link AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi router include:
- WAN port that supports up to 2.5Gbps speeds
- Four gigabit LAN ports for wired devices
- 4x4 MU-MIMO for fast simultaneous connections to multiple devices
- USB 3.0 port for network storage and printers
- Setup and management via D-Link Wi-Fi app
Unfortunately, you won't be able to buy the DIR-X9000 until the second half of 2018, and very few devices can even support the 802.11ax standard right now. Expect to hear a lot more about it as the year goes on. AX is the future, and I can't wait to test one of these out.
If that's just too much speed for you, D-Link also announced a dual-band AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi router (the DIR-X6060), which has similar features and design.
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