802.11ad Backwards Compatible

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Good day all,

Pretty easy question, but I cannot get a solid answer:

The newer wireless routers from Netgear and TP-Link support three bands, a 2.4, a 5gz, and a 60gHz ad band.

If I have no ad compatible devices yet can the ad/60Ghz band accept regular AC devices to connect (similar to regular tri-band routers) or is that band "locked" until a 60Ghz device connects?

Thanks,
 

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