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Author Topic: wifi speed 5 Ghz question  (Read 2489 times)

RYAT3

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wifi speed 5 Ghz question
« on: October 07, 2016, 07:27:17 PM »


My laptop's WiFi connects anywhere from 500 Mbps to 1 Gbps....

So with these new AC5300 and all their glory - will my laptop see faster speeds?  Or do I need a newer laptop, or a special adapter (USB 3.0?)

Or would it be that the one 5 Ghz connection can handle more devices and be faster overall?
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Re: wifi speed 5 Ghz question
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 07:36:53 PM »

Would be a connection rate of the routers wifi and the device coupled with MU-MIMO.
Throughput would be something different as is not the same as the connection rate. 
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Re: wifi speed 5 Ghz question
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2016, 11:07:38 AM »

Reading a bunch of stuff on MU-MIMO...(It looks like I've read the same article at 5 different websites..  :o )

I think my only device with MU-MIMO is my Galaxy S7. (?x?)

No D-Link cameras support this yet... so I guess I'll wait.


*edit my Galaxy Note 3 is also 2x2 MU-MIMO.



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Re: wifi speed 5 Ghz question
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2016, 07:46:51 PM »

This laptop is 2x2. hmmmmm



Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 2x2 Network plus Bluetooth adapter (7260.HMWWB.R)


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Re: wifi speed 5 Ghz question
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2016, 10:15:29 PM »


Reading an article like this - it's implications are not what I'm reading elsewhere... which leads to more confusion...

http://www.windowscentral.com/guide-mu-mimo

Many devices compatible with MU-MIMO will use two or even three data streams at once to connect to the router. For example, if you have a 3x3 MU-MIMO router, you can have a dual-stream device and a single-stream device connected at once. Connect any more MU-MIMO-compatible devices and you're again sharing data streams and experiencing SU-MIMO symptoms, like slow-buffering video and stuttering online gameplay.

So there are MU-MIMO 1x1 devices in the wild?

Do 4 SU-MIMO devices fill a 4x4 MU-MIMO router on 1 5Ghz band?

This is all confusing...  ???
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Re: wifi speed 5 Ghz question
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2016, 07:48:07 AM »

Single and dual streaming maybe seen on some devices, you'll need to check with the devcies Mfr on what they actually support. Only routers are handling MU-MIMO currently. There aren't any client side devices that do MU-MIMO that I know of. MU-MIMO is a router feature.
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Re: wifi speed 5 Ghz question
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Re: wifi speed 5 Ghz question
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2016, 09:52:35 AM »

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Re: wifi speed 5 Ghz question
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