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« on: February 28, 2013, 10:04:50 PM »

I had held off so long on upgrading to wireless N because it meant not only upgrading routers and access points, but it also meant you couldn't have any legacy wireless stuff hanging around to degrade the performance. Well, finally I wound up with only one stray wireless G adapter and I upgraded everything. My gaming PC, which was wasting my 75mbps FiOS by downloading at 20mbps is now getting a much more respectable 40mbps or so. Of course, new technology comes with new problems, and I had to do lots of fiddling with broadcast channels and stuff to get everything working at full capacity. Also found out that most wireless cards only support 150mbps even though my AP supports 300mbps.

Just in time for them to start coming out with wireless ac stuff, I'm sure. And who knows what all these waves bouncing around are doing to us. But downloads are faster, so who cares slywink
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 07:55:45 PM »

Heh, funny - you have come to the future, and I've gone back to the past.   I worked with a friend who did home theater work, so I had him over for dinner and we cabled the entire house with hardlines.  The only time I'm on wireless is when I'm on my laptop or my phone.  Hell, my entertainment center has 12 drops just behind it ready to go to keep all of my equipment connected to the tubes - they are addicted as I am.  slywink
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 09:10:15 PM »

Interesting KD. I seem to be moving away from wired connections. I have 4 items in my house that aren't even capable of  having a wired connection.

And speaking of N, isn't there an upgrade to something faster close to release? Thought I read somewhere that an improved standard is coming?
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 09:19:22 PM »

It took them forever to agree on the N standard, so long that there was a bunch of Pre-N equipment released by manufacturers that got tired of waiting for the governing board to get its head out and make a ruling. I wouldn't expect anything soon from them.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 09:52:28 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 02, 2013, 07:55:45 PM

Heh, funny - you have come to the future, and I've gone back to the past.   I worked with a friend who did home theater work, so I had him over for dinner and we cabled the entire house with hardlines.  The only time I'm on wireless is when I'm on my laptop or my phone.  Hell, my entertainment center has 12 drops just behind it ready to go to keep all of my equipment connected to the tubes - they are addicted as I am.  slywink

Oh, I would love that, it's just a much bigger project than I am willing to take on right now.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 09:53:14 PM »

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2013, 09:10:15 PM

Interesting KD. I seem to be moving away from wired connections. I have 4 items in my house that aren't even capable of  having a wired connection.

And speaking of N, isn't there an upgrade to something faster close to release? Thought I read somewhere that an improved standard is coming?

Yes, it's called 802.11ac, I made a reference to it in the original post.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 10:01:10 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on March 02, 2013, 09:53:14 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2013, 09:10:15 PM

Interesting KD. I seem to be moving away from wired connections. I have 4 items in my house that aren't even capable of  having a wired connection.

And speaking of N, isn't there an upgrade to something faster close to release? Thought I read somewhere that an improved standard is coming?

Yes, it's called 802.11ac, I made a reference to it in the original post.

I thought you were talking about wireless air conditioners slywink
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013, 10:11:38 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on March 02, 2013, 09:52:28 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 02, 2013, 07:55:45 PM

Heh, funny - you have come to the future, and I've gone back to the past.   I worked with a friend who did home theater work, so I had him over for dinner and we cabled the entire house with hardlines.  The only time I'm on wireless is when I'm on my laptop or my phone.  Hell, my entertainment center has 12 drops just behind it ready to go to keep all of my equipment connected to the tubes - they are addicted as I am.  slywink

Oh, I would love that, it's just a much bigger project than I am willing to take on right now.

Yea, it took my friend and I about 8 hours to complete, but in the end I have a media closet in my office and gigabit ethernet everywhere in the house.  I've even got a pair of drops behind my fridge should I ever get a smart fridge of some kind - just planning for never having to touch this thing again.  My fight with the wireless comes from having to reset the router far too often.  For GT I tend to pull pretty huge files and upload them to our video service and that seems to make the wifi portion of just about any router rather angry...
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