Super-fast Wi-Fi coming: 802.11ac-2013

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    In reality, you won't get speeds that fast because it will take a long time for ISPs to upgrade their hardware bandwith to the point the faster speed can happen.

    And initially it will be expensive. We're stuck with 802.11n for the next couple of years. :mad: :thumbd:
     
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    Your ISP has nothing to do with how fast wireless devices can talk to each other.
     
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    The wireless device has to get information from the ISP's servers. And therein lies the bottleneck. They have to be upgraded to transmit an 802.11ac signal. If they haven't been - the new standard wireless receiver would operate on the older and slower speed bandwith.
     
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    many of my personal systems have now been upgraded to ac. but this really only benefits me when at home. because anywhere else they only have g or n normally. ac is okay if you have a full ac network but when you start adding n or g clients its not as fast as you would think by the way they advertise it. and ac has not even really been adopted yet so the newer ac will be imo a few years at least before its even fully in use (or they will have something else by then) but you isp speeds depending on your plan cant even move that much data.
     
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    I think Nosirrah was referring about devices communicating each other through a wireless network. (Let's say transferring files between 2 devices over a Wi-Fi network)
     
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    Exactly, you need to think outside of the home user space where 99% of the time people are just connecting to the internet. In an office setting wireless connectivity speed often has little to do with how well youtube 4k movies will play and everything to do with how fast you can send and receive data within the network.
     
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    Sorry Norman, but that is not true at all.

    First and foremost, the ISP has absolutely nothing to do with wireless. Your ISP service (and information) communicates with your modem, not the individual computers on your network. In fact, the ISP has no clue if your computer connects via wireless or Ethernet.

    This is all about communication "between devices" on your "local" network - not the Internet.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    7Gbps is a bit more than most disks can handle ... so you will be bottlenecks by other factors. Could work for networks with lots of users. Work environment sounds like the ideal target for this.
    Mrk
     
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    It would be great for streaming HD surround-sound video/audio content throughout the home, for example - without hampering Internet access for connected computers.
     
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    I am thinking wireless backup.
     
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    True, but backups can happen in the background - and typically bog down a system anyway as the drive(s) is very busy.
     
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