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Postby smartin4 on Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:41 pm

What is with this new Wireless G w/Speedboost stuff that I have been seeing lately? WTF are they boosting?
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Postby Ian on Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:20 pm

They're boosting the price tag.. that's all. :wink:
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Postby smartin4 on Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:23 pm

That's about what I gathered too.

BTW, why would they even try to boost the G standard anyway, we have a long way to go to even get 54 Mbps over a wireless connection.
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Postby Ian on Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:02 pm

It's all marketing. Seriously though, these speedboost things usually do improve performance. The catch is, your router and wireless NIC's all need to be from that company. It's a costly investment for a small boost in performance.
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:54 pm

They just make use of Wireless G and B at the same time to increase the speed, no?
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Postby Bhairav on Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:15 am

dhc014 wrote:They just make use of Wireless G and B at the same time to increase the speed, no?


Don't think so. There's some proprietary stuff involved, they don't splice G and B together,IIRC. I'm digging up some stuff on this, I'll post if I find anything. Most of the time, they wrap up all their explanations in weird marketing jargon,completely unintelligible.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:26 am

They use custom compression technology. Like Ian said, you have to use the same brand router / wi-fi cards.

I think it's a waste of money, cause my broadband is at max 4mbps download.

I don't do file transfers from PC to PC via wi-fi because of the inherent security issues - I always use wired connection.
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:52 am

then theres netgear's 108Mbps router and cards:

http://www.netgear.com/products/wireless/108Mbps.php

if you ask me just go standard 54G no speedboosted or super anything

when im helping customers in networking most of them are smart enough and tell me thats its just marketing gimmick
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Postby MonteLDS on Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:59 am

anyone who uses wireless for more then internet browessing is a fool. Just get B since i doubt most people have some kind of connection that reaches over 10mbit
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:14 am

MonteLDS wrote:anyone who uses wireless for more then internet browessing is a fool.


Why? I transfer files to my laptop over the wireless network quite often, it works great.
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Postby MonteLDS on Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:32 am

aviationwiz wrote:
MonteLDS wrote:anyone who uses wireless for more then internet browessing is a fool.


Why? I transfer files to my laptop over the wireless network quite often, it works great.


because it is SLOW still. all the overhead. moving anything more than 5mb is silly. u can have a fast connection of 100mbit
100mbit > 54mbit (that is more like 30mbit at best)
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Postby F1Pilot on Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:18 am

From my experience with my network and friends networks, the 108MB is bunk. The bursts are there, but transfers are more consistent with the enhanced stuff disabled (locking down to 54MB). I used to get dropouts all the time with the Super G enabled on my DI-624.
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