First Consumer 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router Will Ship From Netgear Starting Next Month

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USraging

you should not beat up on danthrax, he is just trying to be one of the guys. what i am wondering about is how many connections is this new "cross fingers" standard is going to support via wireless. this could be a huge plus just in the fact if you can connect more devices through the AP without noticeable slow down. the other negative is that where is the 5ghz devices..? devices like internet tv's, consoles, blueray players etc. seem to be slow to respond, so just because you are going to hit the market first netgear, does not mean anything tell you have devices that can support it.

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vrmlbasic

Though I'm glad to see that this router will ship with Gigabit ports stock (why they ever made Wifi N routers with only Fast Ethernet is mind boggling, from a tech perspective), I don't like that this is yet another router whose Wifi access speeds are theoretically faster than its wired access speeds.

If, and I know this is a big if, we actually can get 1.3 Gigabits of data throughput with this gizmo, we'll never be able to take advantage of that 0.3 Gigabits as the integrated ethernet is a "mere" 1.0 gigabits.

Though the base of my home network is a FiOS Wireless G router (does FiOS ship N?) and is predominately still Fast Ethernet, so this is all a huge improvement from what I've got ;)

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limitbreaker

it's about time, Wireless N would rarely perform anywhere near 300Mbs so hopefully wireless AC will get near one gigabit of actual transfer speeds.

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gatorXXX

I'm going to wait for 802.11acn to be developed. By then, the actual throughput will be that of 802.11g and actually feel like you have a wired gigabit connection.

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Danthrax66

What the fuck are you babbling about? I get 300mbps file transfers on N over 2.4 ghz. If you don't you have shitty components somewhere.

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e38Bimmer

Again, Danthrax doen't know zero of what he's talking about and he's not getting 300Mb file xfers either. He's getting connected at 300Mbs, theres a big difference Danthrax.

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iron1mike

the only reason to need speeds higher than N provides is for pc to pc wireless transfers. I have yet to see an internet connection available that could come even close to its maximum speed. Limited usefulness in my opinion.

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Danthrax66

I think you mean in the U.S. There are plenty of places that aren't this internet shithole that have internet that can make use of that.

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vrmlbasic

I think Bill Gates said something along those lines about RAM.... ;)

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Strhopper

exactly.

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MastaGuy

I don't see why Netgear is so quick to release this router since there is no products out as of right now, supporting AC speeds. N as of right now is fast enough for all homes.

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e38Bimmer

They just want to be the first to say the released it. Weather it works well and is stable remains to be seen. NG isn't known for there routers. Check out there forums. Lots of problems.

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Strhopper

just because it's fast enough for your home doesn't mean I will be happy. Don't assume your experience equals all

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Danthrax66

You need faster than N for blu-ray streaming.

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e38Bimmer

I get streaming and BD files over N seamlessly all the time. Im glad nobody pays attn to Danthrax. He know zero about what he's talking about.

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