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Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

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Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

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StratmanX
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

tamanaco wrote:
http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/ultimate-performance/R6300.aspx#

What 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices are there?

Still uses USB 2.0 ports. Very shortsighted decision.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

What 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices are there?

802.11AC is the latest greatest protocol so I would say not much of the product is out there.

I bet apple will pick first.. lol.
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Message 3 of 11
StratmanX
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

jmizoguchi wrote:
802.11AC is the latest greatest protocol so I would say not much of the product is out there.

LOL I know. I should have used a sarcasm emoticon.

It's the war of being "first" and I would gladly help Netgear test the router out in my home. Smiley Very Happy
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

wonder when 802.11AC adapter will roll out. 450Mbps out and looks like that needs to be populated more..
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claykin
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

Here we go again with "draft" spectification routers being released. Remember those early "draft" N routers? I've thrown away (recycled) many of them in SOHO and SMB due to poor reliability. Are 802.11ac users in for the same result? Funny how this time the industy seems to have dropped "draft" from 802.11ac chipsets and soon to be released products. 802.11ac is scheduled to remain in draft through 2012 and likely won't be radified until sometime during 2013.

Based on reading the Broadcom spec sheet and the draft spec, looks like these first gen "draft" chipsets will not support all 802.11ac features. For one, the spec allows for up to 160Mhz channels while Broadcom will only support the 80Mhz minimum in the spec.

802.11ac looks to be especially useful in environments where mutiple independent streams are useful. Real world testing will either prove or disprove it. Trouble is that 802.11ac only works at 5Ghz and unless someone figures out how to improve radio sensitivity, range will continue to be a problem.

Until useful clients are released I wouldn't even consider touching one of these "draft" products.
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Ely
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

claykin wrote:

Until useful clients are released I wouldn't even consider touching one of these "draft" products.


Would you also consider the soon to be released WNDR4700 also a draft router? and anyone knows exact release date for this product?
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StratmanX
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

Ely wrote:
Would you also consider the soon to be released WNDR4700 also a draft router?

No. It is the 4500 with an internal hard drive as far as can be determined so far.
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claykin
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

Ely wrote:
Would you also consider the soon to be released WNDR4700 also a draft router? and anyone knows exact release date for this product?


WNDR4700 is 802.11n. R6300 is 802.11ac which is in "draft" spec currently.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

no reason to be so hype on 802.11ac. there is not device out there yet and even 802.11N draft days it was quite long period to finalize it.
I would wait for a while until 802.11ac get more populated.
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smlunatick
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Re: Netgear R6300 (Gigabit Router) Announced

I just received a first notice of a shipping R6300 router. Anyone 'game" yet?
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