Originally Posted by shiftwig113
1. I will Never own a Netgear product ever again
2. 5GHz means Sh**ty wall penetration.
3. Due to number 2 the speed of this device is irrelevant for networking in a home environment.
4. Due to number 3, the fact that internet isn't available at that speed becomes relevant.
5. Due to all reasons above this device is worthless, impractical, and a waste of money.
That is all
1) Irrelevant due to industry consolidation.
- a) There are less consumer wifi companies now and will probably be less in the future.
- b) They all use the same hardware from a few select companies
2) Beam forming will help compensate for loss of wall penetration. Here are some 2.4GHz vs 5GHz vs Beamforming tests: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/beamforming-wifi-ruckus,2390.html
3) Since #2 is mostly negated, your case is weakened but to add:
- a) 256QAM will allow more simultaneous signals in dense areas.
- b) 802.11n real-world throughput is less than half of theoretical. High-bit rate video can stutter due to not enough bandwidth or packet loss today. This demonstrates the common need for more robust and increase throughput.
- c) Smartphone and tablets will benefit as the number of antennas are limited. As NAND technology improves, these will be more constrainted by single-spartial stream 802.11n (150Mb/s theoretical, 10-20MB/s real-world)
4) Your #4 is irrelevant since HDDs are capable for 100MB/s. Therefore, 1Gbps+ networks is useful in home environments
5) Nope. Worth has been demonstrated. How is it impractical?Edited by DuckieHo - 4/27/12 at 11:28am