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    This is a discussion on router help WNDR3700 within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I was reading about the new 802.11ac standard as opposed to N. N maximum is 450mbps but the new one ...

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      Re: router help WNDR3700

      I was reading about the new 802.11ac standard as opposed to N. N maximum is 450mbps but the new one is 1.3gbps!! Buffalo have brought a draft one to market, standard is finalised later in the year and laptops will start having it around the same time. Finally, gigabit speeds over wifi! only on 5GHz though, and backwards compatible.


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      Re: router help WNDR3700

      There is a router with a similar set of specs available from the Netgear stable too.

      R6300

      I don't think that the 2.4GHz channels will be able to support speeds greater than 450mbps. My router uses a paired channel system and if I set it to use channel 1, the signal overlaps all the way up to channel 7. I am guessing that 450mbps overlaps channels 1 through 11, leaving little room for any further improvement in the largest economy (USA) as it doesn't use channels 12 & 13.

      The next thing will be to get suitable WiFi adaptors that can support these speeds.

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      Re: router help WNDR3700

      Quote Originally Posted by Zino_Jones View Post
      I was reading about the new 802.11ac standard as opposed to N. N maximum is 450mbps but the new one is 1.3gbps!! Buffalo have brought a draft one to market, standard is finalised later in the year and laptops will start having it around the same time. Finally, gigabit speeds over wifi! only on 5GHz though, and backwards compatible.
      You may find premium laptops may get it alot sooner!!!

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      Re: router help WNDR3700

      But 1.3Gbit WiFi is sooooo yesterday...

      BBC News - Milestone for wi-fi with 'T-rays'

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      Re: router help WNDR3700

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      There is a router with a similar set of specs available from the Netgear stable too.

      R6300

      I don't think that the 2.4GHz channels will be able to support speeds greater than 450mbps. My router uses a paired channel system and if I set it to use channel 1, the signal overlaps all the way up to channel 7. I am guessing that 450mbps overlaps channels 1 through 11, leaving little room for any further improvement in the largest economy (USA) as it doesn't use channels 12 & 13.

      The next thing will be to get suitable WiFi adaptors that can support these speeds.
      Yup, Netgear have two, one is slightly slower but buffalo beat them to the punch with releasing it first. Still draft so hope we don't run into similar issues over draft N, eg the 65mbps on atheros chips (single channel, 130 over two channels but sky router does one)

      I find it hard to believe 450mbps on 2.4ghz can be sustained with the expected interference, what with 3 channels. 5Ghz is the way forward. I even read an article about a test, early stages, to get speeds 20x that of wifi so speeds in future, near future, will be crazy!

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      Re: router help WNDR3700

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      But 1.3Gbit WiFi is sooooo yesterday...

      BBC News - Milestone for wi-fi with 'T-rays'
      Yup, that's what I was reading the other day, amazing! early stages like I said but still...

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      Re: router help WNDR3700

      It may be early stages, but I suspect that it won't be long before they get the first products racked up with sufficient punch to work well in the home environment. The next thing will be to get the peripheral manufacturers to start supplying routers and WiFi adaptors which can use it.

      With the increasing speed demands and popularity of WiFi, the speeds that this device can work at (and better) will become common place soon enough.

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