Home networks used to be something only hardcore techies would dare set up. Now with smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, streaming video boxes and video game consoles all requiring the Internet, home networks are practically mandatory.
Fortunately, today's networks are much easier to set up, thanks to wireless networks. No one likes running cables all over the house, after all.
For all the convenience, wireless networks do have a few drawbacks, mostly in the areas of speed and range. But these both improve with every generation of Wi-Fi.
The latest 802.11ac standard is no exception. Manufacturers boast speeds more than 3 times faster than the previous generation of Wi-Fi. That's quite a jump!
To get that speed, you'll need to buy a new router, of course. So the big question is if it's worth the cost.