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antdude
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reply to mozerd

Re: Best Linksys wireless router suggestions for a big house?

said by mozerd:

A range extender will do a nice job to EXTEND your range however it will also cut your speed/bandwidth by 50% or more ..... so that means that if you have multiple people and devices actively using your wireless network and due to the fact that most [not all] wireless networks are shared medium each active used will get very poor performance --- so if performance is not an issue because you will not have multiple users or devices active then extenders work. FYI multiple users would include people and devices like printers, ipads, iphones anything thst uses your wireless infrastructure.

The new wireless AC technology like the Netgear R6300 utilizes Multi-user MIMO so each user who is AC compliant and actively using the wireless network will have maximum speed/bandwidth allocated to them MUCH like a switch works in a Ethernet wired network.

Wow, speed degradations when using the extender? So no HD streaming videos, fast local copies, on the wireless? It will be like slow 10mb/sec wireless? I assume wired connections will be OK. I think at most, it will be just one or two wireless connections.


mozerd
Light Will Pierce The Darkness
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Nepean, ON
said by antdude:

So no HD streaming videos, fast local copies, on the wireless? It will be like slow 10mb/sec wireless? I assume wired connections will be OK. I think at most, it will be just one or two wireless connections.

Your wired connections will not suffer. For eacth active wireless user and/or device your speed/bandwidth will be FURTHER cut by 25% or more depending on the activity.
So the extender cuts 50% THEN each active user cuts what left by an additional 25% or more.
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David Mozer
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Information Technology for Home and Business


antdude
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said by mozerd:

said by antdude:

So no HD streaming videos, fast local copies, on the wireless? It will be like slow 10mb/sec wireless? I assume wired connections will be OK. I think at most, it will be just one or two wireless connections.

Your wired connections will not suffer. For eacth active wireless user and/or device your speed/bandwidth will be FURTHER cut by 25% or more depending on the activity.
So the extender cuts 50% THEN each active user cuts what left by an additional 25% or more.

General usages are: Surfing the web, e-mailing through webmail, watching streaming videos, one online gamer, downloaders, etc.


antdude
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reply to mozerd
said by mozerd:

said by antdude:

So no HD streaming videos, fast local copies, on the wireless? It will be like slow 10mb/sec wireless? I assume wired connections will be OK. I think at most, it will be just one or two wireless connections.

Your wired connections will not suffer. For eacth active wireless user and/or device your speed/bandwidth will be FURTHER cut by 25% or more depending on the activity.
So the extender cuts 50% THEN each active user cuts what left by an additional 25% or more.

Wait, is this for ALL wireless to this extender only or including the router's wireless?


mozerd
Light Will Pierce The Darkness
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Nepean, ON
reply to antdude
said by antdude:

General usages are: Surfing the web, e-mailing through webmail, watching streaming videos, one online gamer, downloaders, etc.

With the extender in place --- YOUR WIRELESS -- ALL your wireless --- streaming videos will have significant lags, gamer will hate it and if you have VoIP call quality will be very poor.

Surfing, webmail will be slow but OK --- downloading will be slow.
--
David Mozer
IT-Expert on Call
Information Technology for Home and Business


antdude
A Ninja Ant
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join:2001-03-25
United State
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Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
said by mozerd:

said by antdude:

General usages are: Surfing the web, e-mailing through webmail, watching streaming videos, one online gamer, downloaders, etc.

With the extender in place --- YOUR WIRELESS -- ALL your wirless --- streaming videos will have significant lags, gamer will hate it and if you have VoIP call quality will be very poor.

Surfing, webmail will be slow but OK --- downloading will be slow.

Thanks. So basically, it is like the current speeds without any extenders in the house's weak areas.