High-speed networking is all the rage these days. Fast internet is getting cheaper as are fast routers and network adapters. The latest WiFi standard is 802.11ac which succeeds b, g and most recently n. 802.11ac operated on the 5GHz band (instead of the 2.4GHz band of b/g/n) and offers vastly improved transfer speeds. Now using 802.11ac requires you to have an 802.11ac compatible adapter as well as a compatible router. Such devices are labeled "dual-band" because they support both 802.11 b/g/n/ and 802.11ac. Tenda was kind enough to send us their latest ac router - the AC15 - to check out for you guys so let's get to it!
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For more info on the 802.11ac standard check out its Wiki here.
Let's take a look at the features and specifications for the Tenda AC15 now.