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Wireless N Now, Or Later

by sikemo / January 29, 2009 9:58 AM PST


I am moving into a new building where I am assuming there are going to be dozens of wireless routers installed. I currently have an old 802.11g router and am thinking of upgrading. However, I was wondering if "draft N" is going to be inferior to the finalized version of "N" which will hopefully come out later this year. Is there any reason to wait, or should I just buy a draft N router now? I am hoping to eventually stream 1080p video over the network. Is draft N capable of doing so? Any recommendations on which router to purchase?


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Small description . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 29, 2009 7:11 PM PST

Pre-N was a bust, and not reliable, and the first attempt.

Draft-N is the final version.

If Draft-N is changed or adjusted, there's going to be a lot of pissed of users. Get what you want.

I'm partial to D-link (DIR-655, a screamer). But be sure to get a name brand.

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by Phil Crase / January 29, 2009 10:36 PM PST

Go Draft N, you didn't say how you were hooked up, DSL, Cable etc. A prior post touted a particular router, DLink DIR 655, some love D Link, some hate 'em, personally I like setting them up because they are a piece of cake from a software standpoint, compared to some others. Easy is good, if you are technically oriented, Linksys is good also but get your thinking cap out when you go to get it hooked up.

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by sikemo / January 30, 2009 5:18 AM PST
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Thanks Guys. I will be using cable, if that helps the situation at all. So draft N is basically it? What about streaming 1080p? I am pretty sure it can stream 1080i for TV.

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Neither really.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2009 5:48 AM PST
In reply to: 1080p?

1080i or p is about a 2 megapixel image per frame. So uncompressed frames looks to be about 60 megabytes per second and 120 MBps 1080p. That's far beyond any wifi connection so how do they do it?

They don't send over true 1080p. Something compressed is shipped over and decompressed on the other end.

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