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rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Do WiFi Routers Have Impact?

I'm curious if these rankings consider the quality of the link's last ~200 feet. WiFi has to be used by a majority of folks. Does that skew the results?
Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

Re: Do WiFi Routers Have Impact?

Not sure how you come to the "majority", but regardless WiFi even at 54mb will supply plenty of bandwidth even with retransmissions.
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Re: Do WiFi Routers Have Impact?

Plenty of bandwidth except when more popcorn is requested.

Think about it for a moment. It will come to you. If you don't think WiFi could affect the results...well, I guess you are entitled to your opinion.

aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
said by rradina:

I'm curious if these rankings consider the quality of the link's last ~200 feet. WiFi has to be used by a majority of folks. Does that skew the results?

I don't see how. We are only talking Netflix streaming bitrates. which are very low. Even 802.11g can handle that with no issues.

But personally on my wireless, I have no issues getting 150Mb/s speeds over wireless. Almost as fast as the 155Mb/s I can get over my wired connection to the internet. Netflix streaming bitrates aren't even 5% of that speed.
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Re: Do WiFi Routers Have Impact?

Not all WiFi networks are equal. As I said in another post, if more popcorn is needed while watching the movie, WiFi rates could drop through the floor -- perhaps all the way to 1Mbps with a lot of packet loss.

aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

Re: Do WiFi Routers Have Impact?

said by rradina:

Not all WiFi networks are equal. As I said in another post, if more popcorn is needed while watching the movie, WiFi rates could drop through the floor -- perhaps all the way to 1Mbps with a lot of packet loss.

Not on my WiFi network. Of course my 5Ghz devices have no issues, but I've never had a problem with my 2.4Ghz devices either. Although my Microwave nowhere near my 2.4Ghz APs and at least 15 feet from the nearest 2.4Ghz device.
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Re: Do WiFi Routers Have Impact?

But it does happen. I experience it. Want to beat a dead horse some more?