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peter
2008-11-26, 12:20
Mark Lanctot wrote:
> DeVerm;362391 Wrote:
>
>> The only reason I can think of would be so that the SB uses less time on
>> the air, leaving more bandwidth for other users of the router.
>>
>
> OK, that's a good one, but a lot of people want 'n' just because it's
> the latest and greatest.
>

I want N because my laptop is N and now connected at 130 Mbit. Also my
upstairs controller seems to have a slightly better connection.

> n's increased bandwidth isn't useful on the player side because the
> maximum a player will need is 4608 kbps (24/96 WAV) - almost do-able
> with 802.11b and easy with most 802.11g networks.
>
> There's increased range and bandwidth at longer distances, but it's my
> understanding that this is mostly due to MIMO on the router/AP.
>
> Also, can't anyone wait until 802.11n is officially released? This is
> still really all draft-n.

If you would need a new router right now because your old one broke.
Would you buy a G? Or a G that also does N, draft perhaps but has a
pretty good chance of being upgradable?

Regards,
Peter

Mark Lanctot
2008-11-26, 12:30
I want N because my laptop is N and now connected at 130 Mbit.

This is great for a laptop, but what would an audio player do with all that bandwidth?


Also my upstairs controller seems to have a slightly better connection.

Good, but this isn't due to the controller's wireless card, which is still 802.11g.

peter
2008-11-26, 12:45
Mark Lanctot wrote:
> peter;363991 Wrote:
>
>> I want N because my laptop is N and now connected at 130 Mbit.
>>
>
> This is great for a laptop, but what would an audio player do with all
> that bandwidth?
>

One, not much. But several at the same time...
Or an audio player sharing its bandwidth with one or more laptops...
Or a user who wants to run SC on a wirelessly connected PC so that each
FLAC stream is transmitted twice...


>
>> Also my upstairs controller seems to have a slightly better connection.
>>
>
> Good, but this isn't due to the controller's wireless card, which is
> still 802.11g.
>

No contest.

Regards,
Peter