What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?

Let’s look at all known top-performing 802.11ac wifi systems.

What classifies as a “Top-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system?

If you see the 802.11ac system advertised as capable of achieving 1733.2 mbps (or close to this number) on the 5Ghz band.

This means that the theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 4 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1733.2 mbps

How do I find these “Top-Performer” models?

On this site, look for:


This is classified as a “Top-Performer” and therefore the fastest 802.11ac wifi system.