You’re going to feel pretty silly if you’re a speed junkie who prides themselves on their optimised 802.11n network. Belkin has just announced that its 802.11ac dual-band, gigabit router is coming to Australia. Why is it going to hurt? Because 802.11ac is reportedly three times faster than 802.11n.
The Belkin AC1200 DB router is set to hit store shelves in a few weeks, and it’s claimed to be capable of 1167Mbps worth of throughput. Belkin calculates that based on the 300Mbps speeds on the 2.4GHz channels and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band.
It’s pitched to users who want to carry a lot of video around the home or office, or those who just want to torrent stuff really fast across the network (I kid, I kid).
It supports DLNA, IPv6 and of-course, all the previous Wi-Fi standards that it supersedes. You’ll be able to pick it up for a very reasonable $199.
Update: Belkin have been in touch to let us know that the Australian price for the new router is $279.95. The company hasn’t yet been able to justify the premium.