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I remember when 802.11n came out, there were products on the market for a long long time before it was an approved standard... Heck, Apple had it build in their laptops before is was an approved standard - if I'm not mistaken. I'm reading 802.11ac is the next standard in line... Where is all the pre-approval equipment?

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From Wikipedia on 802.11ac:

As of April 2011, there are no consumer devices implementing the draft specification.

Now if you are asking why this is, there really is no way to know why any given company has not released anything yet.

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Disappointing :-( – Justin808 Apr 29 '11 at 0:01

802.11n is still a very new technology that has already taken 7 years to get standardized. Since 802.11ac is still being developed, you shouldn't expect to see more of it for another few years.

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It may have only been standardized recently, but 802.11n equipment was around long before that. Its not as "new" as the standardization date suggests. – Justin808 Apr 28 '11 at 20:32

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