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Bigfoot Networks, nest known for its Killer line of high performance networking products is announcing a Wireless-N family of high-performance Wi-Fi adapters. Killer Wireless-N adapters support IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands and deliver industry-leading data rates of up to 450 Mbps and 300 Mbps with wide ranges and reduced power consumption. Price and release dates have not yet been set.

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It looks solid, dual band, and up to 450Mb/s. I wonder how much of the NIC's from before will translate into this wireless solution.

WiFi cards are scarce on features; so UDP & TCPIP offloading for a WiFi NIC would be awesome.
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We've done some testing with the high frequency MicroTik's. It was rated for 450mbit, or 300mbit. The CPU actually walled around 200mbit, which isn't bad, and not bad for a WAN connection. It just may not be very future proof. There are always draw backs and theoretics, though it does depend upon the hardware they are using.
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Is this the first non-Intel 450mbps adapter for consumers?
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12570941 
Is this the first non-Intel 450mbps adapter for consumers?
Third.

TrendNet has one as well; though I don't know if it's for sale yet. It was shown off at CES and some samples were sent out.
It's supposed to be a USB dongle and PCIe card.

I know their 450Mb/s Router, Gaming Adapter (basically RJ45 to WiFi) and WiFi bridge are all out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12570968 
Third.

TrendNet has one as well; though I don't know if it's for sale yet. It was shown off at CES and some samples were sent out.
It's supposed to be a USB dongle and PCIe card.

I know their 450Mb/s Router, Gaming Adapter (basically RJ45 to WiFi) and WiFi bridge are all out.
Good to know. TrendNet was first with their 450Mbps router.


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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12570644 

WiFi cards are scarce on features; so UDP & TCPIP offloading for a WiFi NIC would be awesome.
Full TCP/IP off-loading won't be possible.... but partial would be good.


This adapter is 3x3:3..... do they give you the additional anntenaes to route? Any laptop that supports 3 anntenaes would already have a 450Mbps Intel adapter.
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Full TCP/IP off-loading won't be possible.... but partial would be good.
Yeah I know; but even some is nicer than none.

I don't think the Intel 5300/6300 NIC's feature anything like partial TCP/IP or UDP Offloading do they?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12571021 
This adapter is 3x3:3..... do they give you the additional anntenaes to route? Any laptop that supports 3 anntenaes would already have a 450Mbps Intel adapter.

My Acer Aspire 5740 actually comes with the ability for 3 Antenna's but only has 2 installed (with the third taped away) because it uses an Atheros 300Mbps card.
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