said by Teddy Boom: said by Guspaz:
Nobody around here has an internet connection faster than a modern wifi connection, nor is there any content that requires higher bitrates than you can get out of a wifi connection.
What kind of place do you live in Guspaz? People who live in old construction apartment buildings have no hope of anything but SD video and browsing on 2.4GHz wireless. Same for people in "student ghettos".
Then don't use 2.4 GHz wireless? Most 802.11n devices sold today support 5 GHz. There are exceptions, of course, and there are some slightly older products that don't. My iPhone 4S does not, for example, but this is increasingly rare. And all of these new tablets DO support 5 GHz.
I know that in my apartment 2.4 GHz is saturated enough to cause issues. Nintendo DS/3DS multiplayer gaming is impossible (any game will lag/time out during play because of the 2.4 GHz saturation). This occasionally causes issues for things like Netflix (on devices that only support 802.11g, anyhow). But on 5 GHz, there is so much more spectrum available, it's just not a problem.
I use a three-tiered approach to the problem. For fixed devices that do support ethernet (PS3, 360, PC), I have my apartment wired with ethernet (I run ethernet cabling around the perimeter of the apartment). Then I have a dual-radio access point, which gives me both 2.4 GHz 802.11n and 5GHz 802.11n. Older devices that only support 802.11g use the backwards compatible mode. Middle devices that support 802.11n only on 2.4 GHz use that (and tend to have much less problems because even when saturated, more bandwidth is available). And newer devices use 5 GHz.
If you're talking about a Microsoft Surface tablet, they support 5 GHz, so there are basically no problems.--
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