Is it a good idea to buy a Draft 2.0 802.11ac router?
- Have any "Draft" 802.11n wireless routers been upgraded to the final version of 802.11n in the past, with a firmware update? Is this even possible, or does it require changes to the hardware? (Especially for 802.11n routers with DD-WRT).
- Historically speaking, were the high end, expensive Draft 802.11N routers reliable, especially compared to the final version of draft N?
I need to buy a new router, because the current one has been far too unreliable for my needs. Money is not such a problem. I prefer buying an expensive, future proof, reliable router now than a cheap one that will be more trouble than it's worth and need to be replaced in 1 or two years. I've had many bad experiences with unreliable routers, and have decided that whatever I buy, I'll want a rock solid, reliable one with the best wireless range possible. After some research, I've read that Netgear and Apple seem to be the two most reliable brands (if the routers are not DOA) - so I'm wondering if I should buy Netgear's top range router: R6300. I'm asking these questions to evaluate if it's a bad decision.