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Scycotic

join:2012-12-10
reply to EdT

Re: DSL modem recommendation

There's a reason Radius and 802.11x exist...


SimplePanda
Go Habs Go
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join:2003-09-22
Toronto, ON
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reply to EdT
said by EdT:

5ghz is a gimmick, name me one device that uses it ?, plus you would have to upgrade all your wireless NIC in your network to 5ghz and if anyone devices that uses n or slower it will default back tot he slowest frequency !

Almost every device I own supports 5ghz: Apple TV, Retina MacBook Pro, old MacBook Pro (3 years or so), iPhone 5, Nexus 4, iPad, ASUS RT-N665u, Galaxy S3, the HTC One I have on pre-order, etc.

802.11ac, the next standard after 802.11n, -only- works on 5ghz bands, which is why all 802.11ac routers are 450 + 1.3ghz (450 802.11n on the 2.4ghz band, 1.3ghz 802.11ac on the 5ghz band).

It's 2013... 5ghz is pretty pervasive at this point. Even 5 years ago 802.11a on 5ghz was a good choice for urbanites with polluted 2.4ghz bands.

5ghz really is the only choice right now and it was never a "gimmick".


SimplePanda
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reply to EdT
said by EdT:

Your company can't be very serious if they use WiFi network ! ...LoL

This is just plain nonsensical.


Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
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reply to geoffr98
Indeed. A well-managed wifi network is probably more secure than most ethernet networks...
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geoffr98

join:2009-09-21
Ottawa, ON
reply to geoffr98
Thanks all.. I've ended up going with the TP-Link solution:

»www.canadacomputers.com/product_···d=050695
»www.canadacomputers.com/product_···d=024299


Guspaz
Guspaz
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Montreal, QC
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reply to geoffr98
It should perform pretty well. Make sure NOT to enable internet-accessible web admin on the router, there is an exploit in the tp-link firmware that allows somebody to execute arbitrary code via the web admin interface (it's a security hole in the mechanism used by the emergency recovery disc normally used to un-brick routers).
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Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org