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Wi-Fi is about to get absurdly fast. Per Business Insider, chip maker Marvell on Monday announced it is partnering with Israeli startup Wilocity to create tri-band Wi-Fi chips that will run on the 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 60GHz bands.

The 60GHz band is particularly significant because it

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Wouldn't running on the 60 GHZ band significantly reduce range?

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Yup would be very short range

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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1343088652' post='595027657']
Wouldn't running on the 60 GHZ band significantly reduce range?
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Yep, but by combining it with the two other bands they could possibly create a highly reliable connection that can go from extremely high speeds at very low range to a good range at lower speeds. According to some articles the range is only a few metres without obstructions. It could however be really nice to for example wirelessly link your laptop to your TV, or to replace HDMI when it's only being used over a short range. If reliable enough, that is.

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i am sick from Wireless N , a lot to be desired in performance department

coming circa 2020 :s ?? i hope sometime soon to get raid of this **** called N

i wish that my house are fited with ethernet port :(

[quote name='Ambroos' timestamp='1343089291' post='595027695']
Yep, but by combining it with the two other bands they could possibly create a highly reliable connection that can go from extremely high speeds at very low range to a good range at lower speeds. According to some articles the range is only a few metres without obstructions. It could however be really nice to for example wirelessly link your laptop to your TV, or to replace HDMI when it's only being used over a short range. If reliable enough, that is.
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Intel WiDi? :/ *regarding laptops*

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[quote name='Ambroos' timestamp='1343089291' post='595027695']
Yep, but by combining it with the two other bands they could possibly create a highly reliable connection that can go from extremely high speeds at very low range to a good range at lower speeds. According to some articles the range is only a few metres without obstructions. It could however be really nice to for example wirelessly link your laptop to your TV, or to replace HDMI when it's only being used over a short range. If reliable enough, that is.
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Agreed. The headline speed is impressive, but it sounds to me as if real world practicality is extremely limited.

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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1343088652' post='595027657']
Wouldn't running on the 60 GHZ band significantly reduce range?
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Wouldn't running on the 60 GHZ band significantly fry your brain ? :woot:

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[quote name='Ci7' timestamp='1343090069' post='595027749']
i am sick from Wireless N , a lot to be desired in performance department

coming circa 2020 :s ?? i hope sometime soon to get raid of this **** called N
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802.11ac is out now, it is supposed to be a lot faster.

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Intel WiDi has some extremely bad quality issues. Like watching a bad 720p TVrip usually. Not even 802.11ac is even close to fast enough to do proper realtime 1080p image streaming. This proposed 60Ghz thing could on the other hand provide enough speed for extreme streaming.

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The latency of WiFi is and always will be the main issue for me. I'm a fan of going cabled where at all possible.

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[quote name='torrentthief' timestamp='1343090417' post='595027779']
802.11ac is out now, it is supposed to be a lot faster.
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the key word is *supposed*

e.g. Wireless N isn't twice as fast as G in practice :(

gonna upgrade to ac by next year ; meanwhile to see how to does shape out performance/range

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as well as to escape first revision stuffs

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AMPED WIRELESS!!!!! is currently working on thiers!!!!

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Reduced range is actually good. WiFi interference is a big problem for people living in high-rises. Getting 7Gbps speeds inside your apartment but nowhere else would be perfect. You can then forget about the interference at the 2.4GHz and 5GHz ranges.

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we are slowly reaching for microwave freq

our brains would get fried on air!

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[quote name='Ci7' timestamp='1343096926' post='595028291']
we are slowly reaching for microwave freq

our brains would get fried on air!
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You do realize that a microwave oven operates at 2.4Ghz, right?
A wifi wave and a microwave are insanely different things.
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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1343098044' post='595028357']
You do realize that a microwave oven operates at 2.4Ghz, right?
A wifi wave and a microwave are insanely different things.
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;)

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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1343098044' post='595028357']
You do realize that a microwave oven operates at 2.4Ghz, right?
A wifi wave and a microwave are insanely different things.
[/quote]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m57xd65swZ1qjvxfho1_500.jpg

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[quote name='Ci7' timestamp='1343091581' post='595027861']
the key word is *supposed*

e.g. Wireless N isn't twice as fast as G in practice :(

gonna upgrade to ac by next year ; meanwhile to see how to does shape out performance/range
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you must have issues w/ your particular 'n' setup. my wireless-n network is really fast. i can get 80-90Mbps between my laptop and router. also, the network card in my laptop is only single-band, which is limited to 150Mbps. my router, however, is dual-band (300Mbps max.) So i'd imagine if i had a dual-band network card, my LAN speeds would be even better.

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