Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




10154 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 268

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 113791 28-Jan-2013 14:25 Send private message

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/01/fcc-adds-spectrum-to-wi-fi-but-you-likely-need-a-new-router-to-use-it/

Seems like a great move over there, but we all know how NZ likes to do things slightly different, anyone know if there are plans to open up more here for wifi? with 802.11ac being so wide it sounds like it would really help a lot.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic
18551 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 731

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 752041 28-Jan-2013 15:13 Send private message

The US has a lot fewer 5GHz channels than the rest of the word at present.

2002 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 752681 29-Jan-2013 15:00 Send private message

Commercial operators in NZ already have a large portion of the 5ghz band avaliable that they dont have in the USA. 

I wont go into specifics but its near the weather radar bands and there are rules about downtilt of antennas etc to limit the range and stop interference to licensed services. 




Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by Fred99 on 21-Apr-2014 17:31 (126 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Whats the best wife friendly media centre?
Created by amorpeth, last reply by jonolynn on 19-Apr-2014 20:20 (14 replies)

Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by jeffnz on 21-Apr-2014 12:52 (62 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


TVNZ on Demand Jailbreak Detection
Created by TranceManNZ, last reply by hio77 on 18-Apr-2014 20:25 (12 replies)

Is it legal to rip your own DVD in New Zealand?
Created by PSlover14, last reply by Geektastic on 18-Apr-2014 11:40 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


'Third world' internet shocks residents
Created by michaelmurfy, last reply by pchs on 17-Apr-2014 22:39 (85 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.