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The first wireless networking chips capable of powering gigabit-per-second speeds using the forthcoming IEEE 802.11ac standard are starting to emerge, with routers and other consumer networking products expected to launch in the second half of 2012. With speeds three times faster than the current generation of Wi-Fi routers, the new products will speed up synchronization between home devices and greatly improve the quality of in-home audio and video streaming, according to Gigabit Wi-Fi vendors.
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I'll wait a while, but always good to see progression.
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I highly doubt isps in canada will make it affordable to actually fully utilize this. W're already getting charged about nearly $70 for a fiber optics connection at a cap of 100gb.
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still is very useful for LAN's and other non-internet networking
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still is very useful for LAN's and other non-internet networking

Yeah, I think the clue's in the thread title tongue.gif
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I highly doubt isps in canada will make it affordable to actually fully utilize this. W're already getting charged about nearly $70 for a fiber optics connection at a cap of 100gb.

This isn't to max out your internet speed. Current routers can already do that. This is for the people that maybe want to transcode some mkv's to their PS3's or other media servers without having to dumb down the video quality.
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Or for wireless hard drive backups/file transfers, which is what I would use it most for.
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Really don't need much more than 6, maybe 10MB/s for MKV's. 1Gb/s is 128MB/s, eh... perhaps a bit overboard seeing how most hard drives can't do that, but why not.
 
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ooooo!!! this would be wonderful in a home theater set up! have your sever literally somewhere in a closet. reduce the mess of wires considerably!!!!! im looking forward to how well this will perform. i hope it can stream movies well smile.gif
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Moving BluRays to my server takes forever on N. Running a raid 0 array makes sense with a 1g connection.
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I highly doubt isps in canada will make it affordable to actually fully utilize this. W're already getting charged about nearly $70 for a fiber optics connection at a cap of 100gb.

Where can you get fiber for $70? You do realize that Bell Fibe is just ADSL2+ and VDSL2 with shady marketing, right? I'm sure the backbone uses fiber, but Bell does not offer true FTTH, which is why they offer downloads speeds only up to 25mbps. Bell Fibe 6, 12, and 16 are ADSL2+ and Fibe 25 is a deteriorated VDSL2.
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