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.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




11510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 668

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
20209 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1774

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.

2323 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 226

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
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
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 tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Do I have the right to return this?
Created by corksta, last reply by kiwibro111 on 21-Dec-2014 23:54 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 19-Dec-2014 17:46 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


youtube downloader
Created by Ford, last reply by jarledb on 22-Dec-2014 16:57 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timbosan on 19-Dec-2014 16:58 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Crew Drinking on Flights - Why!?
Created by networkn, last reply by Geektastic on 22-Dec-2014 09:35 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Spark, the least secure part of your home network?
Created by NZtechfreak, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 23-Dec-2014 02:02 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Police Camera Van Disguise
Created by Reanalyse, last reply by jackyleunght2002 on 23-Dec-2014 01:10 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Some lowlife is using my easy to remember number to commit idiocy
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 22-Dec-2014 15:48 (15 replies)


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.