The backbone of any WiFi network is the access point. Speeds have increased significantly with the advent of 802.11ac, and its second iteration (referred to as “Wave 2”) we are finally seeing multi-gigabit WiFi come to the forefront. These improvements owe a lot to the advancements made by chipset manufacturers and ODMs, who in turn create an ecosystem from which all major players pull their hardware. But hardware only goes as far as the software that lives within: in reality the highest levels of performance are realized from these two aspects working together. So when it comes to understanding that performance, two questions come to mind: How do you measure WiFi performance? And: Who has the best access point performance in the market today?