My ISP now supports up to 300Mbps down. I would like to buy and configure a wifi router that can offer this speed via WiFi, but can also support max speeds on legacy N clients with no impact to the max AC speeds.
I have a laptop that supports 'AC' on 5GHz, but my iPhone supports 'N' on 5GHz. If I set up a 5GHz 'AC' access point on a wireless router, will my 'N' iPhone be able to connect to this 'AC' network? If so, because my iPhone is 'N', would this degrade overall performance? Will the 5GHz 'AC' access point then only offer max speeds up to the 'N' limit?
I want to ensure my 'N' 5GHz iPhone can get 150Mbps (max 'N' speed) and my 'AC' laptop can get 300Mbps. How can this be achieved? Is this native in the 802.11ac spec to support N at max speeds with 0 impact on AC max speeds? Does this vary by wifi router manufacturer or router firmware? Is this even possible with a single wireless router?