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RAX80 may not fully support 802.11ax

duckware
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RAX80 may not fully support 802.11ax

Read the fine print.

 

http://netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/RAX80.aspx

 

"This router may not support all the mandatory features as ratified in Draft 3.0 of IEEE 802.11AX specification."

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schumaku
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As seen on any other pre-standard draft released chipsets and products. 

 

TGax Timeline - borrowed from http://www.ieee802.org/11/Reports/tgax_update.htm - as of writing:

 

Current Timeline
May 2014 Start of TG
November 2014 First draft of the TG SFD approved
January 2016 Proposed TG draft
March 2016 Draft 0.1 was approved and Comment Collection started
November 2016 Issue Draft 1.0 and start WG Letter Ballot — Failed (57.77%)
LB 225: opened Dec. 1st, 2016 and closed Jan. 8th, 2017
September 2017 Draft 2.0 and WG Letter Ballot — Failed (62.84%)
LB 230: opened Oct. 5th, 2017 and closed Nov. 4th, 2017
May 2018 Draft 3.0 and WG Letter Ballot — Passes (86.5%)
November 2018 Mandatory Draft Review
November 2018 Draft 4.0 and Recirculation Ballot
February 2019 Formation of Sponsor Ballot pool
March 2019 Draft 5.0 and Recirculation (unchanged)
July 2019 Initial Sponsor Ballot
January 2020 RevCom submittal and publication

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myersw
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@schumaku 

Thanks for posting. Some folks don't seem to understand pre-release and not finalized yet as meaning more features will be added when standard is ratified and finalized. 

--Bill
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microchip8
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Re: RAX80 may not fully support 802.11ax

@duckware I think you have some beef with these draft-based NETGEAR models. The competition is not any much better. ASUS not and TP-Link not

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