N draft speed?

Self build / N/A
September 5, 2009 at 18:22:40
Specs: Vista SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
The final spec of the N wireless protocol is coming out this September. The current N draft router reviews say the speed is not as advertised...300Mbps. They say it's more like 150Mbps. Do you think the new routers with the full N spec will have improved speed as advertised? I was contemplating buying an N draft and then I heard that the final spec will soon be out. I thought I'd hold off until I can get the full spec with additional features and also maybe better speed. Is this idea justified?
I'm a home user.

See More: N draft speed?

Report •


#1
September 6, 2009 at 13:00:55
The draft is rather meaningless. The company that offers the product will make a claim. In most cases, my guess, would be that the actual true useable speed would be less.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


Report •

#2
September 6, 2009 at 20:16:49
Jefro,
So you're saying there's no point in waiting for finalized N protocol routers? Do you think companies like TrendNet will issue firmware upgrades to the final N spec?

Report •

#3
September 7, 2009 at 15:32:17
There may be a point but my guess is the actual result of what you buy now and what might be sold will not be that much different in actual real world use.

They could offer updates if under the direction of software.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
September 8, 2009 at 08:14:23
Jefro,
Thanks for the response. I did contact TrendNet and this is what they said:

It looks like a firmware update will be needed, but we don’t know for sure until November when the 802.11n specification is ratified.


Report •


Ask Question