1. Parafly's Avatar
    Anyone have the chance to give this a whirl? I only have an N-router but picking up this phone might convince me to upgrade.
    04-29-2013 08:59 AM
  2. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Anyone have the chance to give this a whirl? I only have an N-router but picking up this phone might convince me to upgrade.
    Yep. Unless you absolutely have to have faster file transfer with your phone on your network, I don't think it's worth upgrading from 802.11n just yet. Your internet speeds won't be much faster (if any).
    04-29-2013 09:44 AM
  3. Parafly's Avatar
    I do a lot with my Synology NAS which is the only thing I can think of. My internet is 30 down so that won't change much.
    04-29-2013 11:41 AM
  4. oshogg's Avatar
    I do a lot with my Synology NAS which is the only thing I can think of. My internet is 30 down so that won't change much.
    I am also considering getting a 802.11ac router - to speed up wireless sync with videos etc. on external SD card. However, the best 64GB microSD card that I could buy (Class-10 UHS-1 speed) - gave 10MB/s write and 20MB/s read speed. That translates to 80 Mbps and 160Mbps respectively. I think 802.11n speed will probably not be the bottle-neck in this case (especially if you have full wi-fi signal on your phone).

    I even streamed the HD videos to my PC's DLNA client (with iMediashare app on the Galaxy S4) - and that worked flawlessly - I think the best HD video recording is still <20Mbps bit-rate. So, again I doubt if 802.11n speed is bottle-neck here.

    The only usage that I can think of in which 802.11ac router may help out is to do wireless sync with a folder on the internal storage (i.e. not the external SD card). The internal storage write/read speed is much faster than external SD card - so there going from 802.11n to 802.11ac may actually make a difference.

    Osho
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    05-05-2013 12:30 AM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Yep. Unless you absolutely have to have faster file transfer with your phone on your network, I don't think it's worth upgrading from 802.11n just yet. Your internet speeds won't be much faster (if any).
    Hey, why not get the fastest speeds if u can? If the phone can take it, why not? lol I'm sure its some noticeable difference
    05-05-2013 12:46 AM
  6. scoutbb's Avatar
    I have the Netgear R6300 router with AC connectivity but cannot get my S4 to connect to it at 802.11N - maximum speed I get is 54Mbps which is 802.11g. I'll mess around with it a little more, didn't see the option for 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz because 802.11AC runs on the 5GHz band.
    05-05-2013 01:02 AM
  7. lou61166's Avatar
    I have a pure fiber optic connection 100 down 40 up would AC benefit me right now with N i am getting 40 down and 32 up
    05-05-2013 02:19 AM
  8. Parafly's Avatar
    I have a pure fiber optic connection 100 down 40 up would AC benefit me right now with N i am getting 40 down and 32 up
    As far as I know different classes of N exist ... 150, 300, 450 and 600 o think. Someone correct me if I am wrong. I think AC can push into 1000 territory. What router do toy have?
    05-05-2013 06:57 AM
  9. Parafly's Avatar
    Just read more. N is 300. 600 comes from two pipes.
    05-05-2013 06:59 AM
  10. JustCruisin's Avatar
    I have a Belkin AC1200 router.

    I have the 2.4GHz set to 802.11n and the 5GHz set to 802.11ac.

    With my S4 connected to the either one I get the same speeds, 31 Mbps download and 12 Mbps upload. Doesn't matter which, they're both smokin' fast.
    05-05-2013 07:57 AM

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