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Future Router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by whozyodaddy, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. whozyodaddy

    whozyodaddy Network Guru Member

    I remember as an old news headline, that in april they will release a new wireless type (Wireless-J or Wireless-I) that will be 12x as fast as wireless G and up to 4x as far strength. Can somebody please link more details?

    I'm pretty sick of my current G setup and want to switch, but I don't want to right when a new wireless is released!

    Thanks.
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Routers and wireless NIC have been announced by DLink to comply with the draft 802.11N IEEE standard. The standard has not been ratified yet. There is no guarantee that these devices will be upgradable to the 802.11N standard, when ratified. Withness the SRX series of routers from Linksys and the RangeMax routers from Netgear. The equiptment may not work with equiptment from other manufacturers. I confess I have SRX and SRX-400 routers and NICs from Linksys. If you buy before the standard is ratified and the equiptment has stablized you are taking a risk. The standard calls from up to 400mbs, but none of the equiptment available now will give you that throughput. The wired part of the routers only support 100mbs except for the Dlink gaming router. The actual throughput of the current devices tested by Tomsnetworking is 97mbs. Most ISPs do not provide above 30mbs over internet to keep everything prospective.
     
  3. whozyodaddy

    whozyodaddy Network Guru Member

    Wow! Thanks for the awesome reply.

    How long do you think I should wait before switching my current setup, and if so, what should I upgrade it to? How long do you think until Wireless-N will be ratified?
     

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