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    Default 802.11 ac is coming soon

    Notice the S4 is one of the devices mentioned in the article.

    New Wi-Fi tech doubles connection speeds - Jun. 19, 2013

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    I did not see the s4 mentioned. this is neat. Is the s4 compatible? I could use this for my house. Lots of stuff hitting my router.

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    Until this is adopted, WiFi speeds still are still subpar and these advancements in technology only hamper themselves.

    Increasing wireless network speed by 1000%, by replacing packets with algebra | ExtremeTech
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    Third paragraph:

    The Wi-Fi Alliance, a global organization that ensures the interoperability of Wi-Fi technologies, began certifying so-called "ac" devices Wednesday. It kicked off the certification program by signing off on 19 routers, access points, microchips and smartphones. The shortlist of certified devices includes the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and routers from Cisco (CSCO, Fortune 500) and Netgear (NTGR).

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    The main thing people need to understand before getting too excited is that this technology is NOT going to improve Internet speeds for most people. In almost all situations, the slowest link on any network is the Internet gateway, so even if all your devices are "gigabit" rated, that only represents the speed of data transmission from your device to your router; the rate at which your router is able to send and receive data from the outside (the Internet), will still be dependent on the bandwidth available to your from your ISP, any downstream routers (hops), and the remote server you are connecting to.

    What this will do (hopefully) is provide a very fast and reliable INTERNAL network or LAN. At gigabit speeds, wireless file transfers on your wifi network would be potentially much faster, quality and reliability of streaming local content from a media server would improve, and things of that nature, but if you were trying to download a 1GB file from the Internet, for example, it probably wouldn't make any difference, unless your current wifi network has a poor signal or encounters a high amount of interference (but that's a separate issue altogether).

    So this new wifi technology could make streaming video from my NAS much more reliable, plus wireless syncing of files on my phone or tablet to my PC would improve too, but my Roku isn't going to stream Netflix with any higher quality because it still has to retrieve that stream from the Internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    So this new wifi technology could make streaming video from my NAS much more reliable, plus wireless syncing of files on my phone or tablet to my PC would improve too, but my Roku isn't going to stream Netflix with any higher quality because it still has to retrieve that stream from the Internet.
    Exactly.

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehatguy View Post
    The shortlist of certified devices includes the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    I wish...
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    Already priced the router and wireless adapters that I will need for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    The main thing people need to understand before getting too excited is that this technology is NOT going to improve Internet speeds for most people. In almost all situations, the slowest link on any network is the Internet gateway, so even if all your devices are "gigabit" rated, that only represents the speed of data transmission from your device to your router; the rate at which your router is able to send and receive data from the outside (the Internet), will still be dependent on the bandwidth available to your from your ISP, any downstream routers (hops), and the remote server you are connecting to.

    What this will do (hopefully) is provide a very fast and reliable INTERNAL network or LAN. At gigabit speeds, wireless file transfers on your wifi network would be potentially much faster, quality and reliability of streaming local content from a media server would improve, and things of that nature, but if you were trying to download a 1GB file from the Internet, for example, it probably wouldn't make any difference, unless your current wifi network has a poor signal or encounters a high amount of interference (but that's a separate issue altogether).

    So this new wifi technology could make streaming video from my NAS much more reliable, plus wireless syncing of files on my phone or tablet to my PC would improve too, but my Roku isn't going to stream Netflix with any higher quality because it still has to retrieve that stream from the Internet.
    Good info. I have 75mpbs FiOS and could go higher if this would help my roku, apple tvs and a bunch of other devices connect and not affect my download speeds. I get about 30- 40 mbps when doing a speed test on wifi with my n router on 2.4 band but do get 75 or higher if I do a speed test on my desktop.

    And of course I would need a new macbook air!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phone-a-holic View Post
    Already priced the router and wireless adapters that I will need for this.
    Which one are you looking at? I see the apple airport extreme is 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    I did not see the s4 mentioned. this is neat. Is the s4 compatible? I could use this for my house. Lots of stuff hitting my router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehatguy View Post
    Third paragraph:

    The Wi-Fi Alliance, a global organization that ensures the interoperability of Wi-Fi technologies, began certifying so-called "ac" devices Wednesday. It kicked off the certification program by signing off on 19 routers, access points, microchips and smartphones. The shortlist of certified devices includes the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and routers from Cisco (CSCO, Fortune 500) and Netgear (NTGR).

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    Which one are you looking at? I see the apple airport extreme is 200.

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    If you need any custom port forwarding I wouldn't get an airport extreme, unless you are on a Mac and want to attached a harddrive for time capsule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    Good info. I have 75mpbs FiOS and could go higher if this would help my roku, apple tvs and a bunch of other devices connect and not affect my download speeds. I get about 30- 40 mbps when doing a speed test on wifi with my n router on 2.4 band but do get 75 or higher if I do a speed test on my desktop.

    And of course I would need a new macbook air!!!

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    Well, if you're currently using a standard 802.11g wifi (which is 54mb/s) then you may actually be able to benefit from an upgrade, but only if your devices support the new technology as well as the router. The problem is that your Roku, Apple TV, etc, most likely do not. I'm sure future versions will eventually, but at the moment you're probably stuck with 802.11g speeds on your wifi LAN with these devices.
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    Thank god I have a Xbox 360 kinect version with N...makes two devices in my house that can use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    Well, if you're currently using a standard 802.11g wifi (which is 54mb/s) then you may actually be able to benefit from an upgrade, but only if your devices support the new technology as well as the router. The problem is that your Roku, Apple TV, etc, most likely do not. I'm sure future versions will eventually, but at the moment you're probably stuck with 802.11g speeds on your wifi LAN with these devices.
    802.11g is lucky to get 30 percent of its throughput. Both the latest Roku and Apple TV uses dual band N wireless. It will benefit from the extra throughput from the 5ghz channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    The main thing people need to understand before getting too excited is that this technology is NOT going to improve Internet speeds for most people. In almost all situations, the slowest link on any network is the Internet gateway, so even if all your devices are "gigabit" rated, that only represents the speed of data transmission from your device to your router; the rate at which your router is able to send and receive data from the outside (the Internet), will still be dependent on the bandwidth available to your from your ISP, any downstream routers (hops), and the remote server you are connecting to.

    What this will do (hopefully) is provide a very fast and reliable INTERNAL network or LAN. At gigabit speeds, wireless file transfers on your wifi network would be potentially much faster, quality and reliability of streaming local content from a media server would improve, and things of that nature, but if you were trying to download a 1GB file from the Internet, for example, it probably wouldn't make any difference, unless your current wifi network has a poor signal or encounters a high amount of interference (but that's a separate issue altogether).

    So this new wifi technology could make streaming video from my NAS much more reliable, plus wireless syncing of files on my phone or tablet to my PC would improve too, but my Roku isn't going to stream Netflix with any higher quality because it still has to retrieve that stream from the Internet.

    Good post for the most part. I have never had good luck streaming HD content from a NAS device. The transfer rates on most NAS devices are extremely slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farish View Post
    802.11g is lucky to get 30 percent of its throughput. Both the latest Roku and Apple TV uses dual band N wireless. It will benefit from the extra throughput from the 5ghz channel.
    The Roku doesnt even support gigabit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    Well, if you're currently using a standard 802.11g wifi (which is 54mb/s) then you may actually be able to benefit from an upgrade, but only if your devices support the new technology as well as the router. The problem is that your Roku, Apple TV, etc, most likely do not. I'm sure future versions will eventually, but at the moment you're probably stuck with 802.11g speeds on your wifi LAN with these devices.
    Currently using a N dual band router, so speeds are pretty good. So I guess at this point the S4 would use the AC but not my other gear...I guess I will hold until more gear can use the AC standard. Is this something that can be a firmware upgrade or only hardware upgrade? I mean like the roku and apple tv etc?
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    I was curious on how to activate the AC Wifi Option in the S4, my router is has the AC Protocol and it would be nice to test the connectivity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    Which one are you looking at? I see the apple airport extreme is 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    Good post for the most part. I have never had good luck streaming HD content from a NAS device. The transfer rates on most NAS devices are extremely slow.
    I have had a NAS server for years and had zero issues streaming 1080p content.


    The Roku doesnt even support gigabit.
    Can you tell me outside of 2 cities in the United States where else is a gigabit connection or a provider that is going to stream at a gigabit connection?
    Providers like Netflix have a cap on outgoing bandwidth on a per stream basis so they can manage their network connections better and not allow one user to unbalance their bandwidth load.


    The new one has a 5ghz wifi connection. Also the average internet speed in the United States is 1mbps.
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    Costco has a belkin dual band ac router for 90.

    My question is will the signal speed and distance be better than an N router (currently have a belkin dual band N router) even though my gear is not ac. I see they are backward compatible.

    I guess with costco's return policy I could check to see if it is better.

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    I guess this is the answer. On my S4 from my family room after setting up the AC router. Never seen that speed on a phone before. Was almost 50mbps on my macbook pro! Pretty impressed! The Belkin AC router is on sale at Costco for $90.
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    The attached picture is my AC Network using a Netgear R6200 Router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutbb View Post
    The attached picture is my AC Network using a Netgear R6200 Router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutbb View Post
    The attached picture is my AC Network using a Netgear R6300 Router.

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