Nice When I get download and uploads at 1GB speeds via wireless let me know. You will be lucky to get 600Mbps - 700Mbps.
Re: Nice Considering IEEE 802.11g specification that extended throughput to up to 54 Mbit/s is only 10 years old .6 to 1.3Gbps is amazing.
said by FFH:doubtful
I have a Trendnet AC router and my Samsung Galaxy S4 supports 11ac protocol. And I have seen 500mbps speeds between router and smartphone.
in practice you're not likely to see an 802.11ac reach its theoretical maximum of 1.3 Gigabit per second (Gbps). That's because the conditions you need to reach that speed requires a laboratory instead your office.
To reach the highest speeds you need three data-streams, each of which can run up to 433 Megabits per second (Mbps). A typical 802.11ac access point can support up to eight data streams. Client devices must only support one.
For example, the Samsung Galaxy S4 supports 802.11ac with the Broadcom BCM4335 Wi-Fi chipset. This chipset only supports a single stream so, even in the best of all possible worlds, you'll only see 433Mbps.
Re: No Mention of this
said by BimmerE38FN:Ya, doesn't make sense. The routers/"gateways" the ISPs hand out are for the most part garbage for wireless never mind the route too.
Why not just ad an AC AP to the modem/router?
South San Francisco, CA
said by floydb1982:Technology won't be stagnant just because you were late in the game. By the time you're ready to jump on AC, it would be a mature product. The cycle will repeat with AD.
We haven't had wireless 802.11n for that long...
Re: There goes the neighborhood...
said by Secyurityet:It could be a problem eventually. But all APs within scanning distance of my home are still on 2.4 ghz. I was the only one on 802.11n 5 ghz and am now the only one on 802.11ac 5ghz.
Can't wait to see what that does to the existing channel structure!
"If you want to anger a conservative lie to him.
If you want to anger a liberal tell him the truth."
El Paso, TX
Re: no plan to upgrade at this moment
said by mingkee27:Different strokes for different folks. Some people have use for the added bandwidth already. and besides, VPN support is not something that has anything to do with the standard, it's not like it's a mutually exclusive thing.
Adding more security and IPsec VPN support are much more important as N is more than good enough.
For households that have multiple clients, the added bandwidth is already very welcome. remember: this is total capacity, and it goes down pretty fast with enough clients. I know that before i had 5ghz clients my network couldn't keep up with my multi-room streaming needs. Now that i'm adding 5ghz clients (n clients, but still) multi-room streaming is much more consistent.