Buffalo Intros Industry's First Wireless AC Travel Router

This week during CES 2014, Buffalo introduced the AirStation AC433 Wireless Travel Router, the industry's first compact, bus-powered Wireless AC solution. This device allows users to set up a secure and personal high-speed wireless connection wherever they may go.

According to a brief list of specs, the device is dual-band, allowing other devices to connect on the 5 GHz band and the 2.4 GHz band, whichever is the fastest. However, don't expect the high speeds of Wireless AC. The device is only capable of up to 433 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and up to 150 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band.

"Paired with a USB cable for power and a LAN cable, it provides a complete travel companion, perfect for storing in a brief case, laptop bag or purse," reads the press release. "[The AC433] provides support for multiple levels of wireless encryption and easy AOSS and WPS setup for a reliable and secure wireless connection anywhere."

The AirStation AC433 would be a perfect traveling companion when staying in a hotel, especially those that charge guests $15 per day per device. The AC433 will be available in Q2 at an estimated MSRP of $59.99, so the device would essentially pay for itself when it becomes available later this year.

Currently, a full list of specs isn't available, so we expect to hear more about this portable router this spring.

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  • jasonpwns
    A lot of hotels offer free wifi now due to legal restrictions with the ISP.
  • Splatula
    Not exactly the first. Apple has has the Airport Express for years, and the new ones are AC.