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#195353 17-Apr-2016 10:09
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I'm shortly getting 200/20 fibre and I'm wondering if I can get max speed using wireless or not? Currently I have vdsl and an older 802.11n wireless and don't max out my line because the wireless is poor, but the new modem I'm getting supports .11ac 1300mbits wireless so will I get enough real world speeds to max out the connection? My house is a 3 bedroom house so it's not huge, but depending on where the ONT is installed there could be two internal walls between the adaptor and the modem.

 

 

 

Was looking at something like this  - http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETGBM1003&name=Gigabyte-WIFI-Wireless-802.11AC-dual-band-+-Blueto

 

 

 

Otherwise I'd need to start crawling through very very narrow ceiling spaces to run utp cables and that looks unpleasant from the quick look I had.


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  #1534263 17-Apr-2016 10:12
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Maybe, but the range of 5ghz / AC isn't far, you may have to be close to the router to get it


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  #1534286 17-Apr-2016 10:14
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The ISP supplied router is good for high wireless speeds at short distances and only if you have one (maybe 2-3) connections. If you want reliable high speeds and vast-er distances ...

 

Try an Asus AC-RT68U





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  #1534292 17-Apr-2016 10:22
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all depends on your devices and if they support speeds that fast

 

i have AC 866 modem, and AC433 on my laptop and get real world speeds of about 230mbps in the same room and about 2.5m from the router, but only if the signal is max, any drop in signal i loose speed.

 

through 1 wall and about 5m from the router i get about 160mbps


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  #1534295 17-Apr-2016 10:25
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If your devices are 802.11c then you could get 200Mbps over WiFi with an 802.11c router. Don't expect to get this speed in any room other than the one where the router is located.

 

Unless you're regularly tranferring large files such as video between devices then 200Mbps over WiFi is pretty meaningless - so if it is for file transfer you'll need to ensure the devices you're transferring data to/from are cabled via Ethernet since WiFi is only half duplex.

 

 




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  #1534343 17-Apr-2016 12:45
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Thanks for the replies. In that case I think I'll just run a cable instead to my primary PC. Will require a bit of work but will pay off in the long term.


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Yes its possible if you have the right equipment set up properly in the right places. But it won't have that speed around the entire property unless you spend a lot of money on high quality AP's, do a lot of mucking around and testing when you install the access points etc, adjust power output noise ratios etc.

But in all honesty why do you need 200mbps throughout the house all day everyday? I get about 40mbps around most of my house on a 2.4ghz AP. (my vdsl line only does 67mbit) and all my machines that actually chew up data, (gaming machine, file server etc) are all plugged in via a cable. 

I generally tend to have tablets, and smart phones and laptops on the WiFi in my place. And a lot of the time if my laptops are docked then they use the ethernet, so I don't actually need much throughput on my wifi. What you will find, is if you have lots of people streaming video or downloading large files off the wifi simultaneously, the Wifi equipment will hit a lot of noise and there will be a lot of packet re-transmits, and as a result your applications will start getting less throughput. By limiting wifi to smartphones, tablets and machines that mainly surf the web then you will barely experience any issues (unless you have a crap access point or have placed it next to a microwave or x-ray machine).

 

TLDR:

 

Cable in all TV's Xbox's streaming devices, and desktops if possible. This will take stress off the Wifi and you will probably achieve better speeds off the other wifi connected devices.


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  #1534560 17-Apr-2016 20:21
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went down to the end of the house with 5ghz coverage to answer this one.

 

 

[ 5] local 10.3.57.1 port 5001 connected with 10.3.57.60 port 59815
[ 5] 0.0- 1.0 sec 11.2 MBytes 93.6 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 1.0- 2.0 sec 12.6 MBytes 106 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 2.0- 3.0 sec 12.6 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 3.0- 4.0 sec 12.7 MBytes 107 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 4.0- 5.0 sec 12.4 MBytes 104 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 5.0- 6.0 sec 12.5 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 6.0- 7.0 sec 12.7 MBytes 106 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 7.0- 8.0 sec 12.5 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 8.0- 9.0 sec 12.7 MBytes 106 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 9.0-10.0 sec 12.2 MBytes 102 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 0.0-10.0 sec 124 MBytes 104 Mbits/sec
[ 4] local 10.3.57.1 port 5001 connected with 10.3.57.60 port 59816
[ 4] 0.0- 1.0 sec 11.8 MBytes 98.7 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 1.0- 2.0 sec 12.1 MBytes 101 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 2.0- 3.0 sec 12.3 MBytes 103 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 3.0- 4.0 sec 11.9 MBytes 99.8 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 4.0- 5.0 sec 12.4 MBytes 104 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 5.0- 6.0 sec 12.1 MBytes 102 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 6.0- 7.0 sec 12.6 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 7.0- 8.0 sec 12.0 MBytes 101 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 8.0- 9.0 sec 8.29 MBytes 69.5 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 9.0-10.0 sec 12.5 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 0.0-10.0 sec 118 MBytes 98.9 Mbits/sec
[ 5] local 10.3.57.1 port 5001 connected with 10.3.57.60 port 59817
[ 5] 0.0- 1.0 sec 11.6 MBytes 97.3 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 1.0- 2.0 sec 12.6 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 2.0- 3.0 sec 12.6 MBytes 106 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 3.0- 4.0 sec 12.7 MBytes 106 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 4.0- 5.0 sec 12.5 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 5.0- 6.0 sec 12.5 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 6.0- 7.0 sec 12.7 MBytes 106 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 7.0- 8.0 sec 12.1 MBytes 102 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 8.0- 9.0 sec 12.8 MBytes 108 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 9.0-10.0 sec 12.4 MBytes 104 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 0.0-10.0 sec 125 MBytes 104 Mbits/sec
[ 4] local 10.3.57.1 port 5001 connected with 10.3.57.60 port 59818
[ 4] 0.0- 1.0 sec 11.6 MBytes 97.2 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 1.0- 2.0 sec 12.8 MBytes 107 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 2.0- 3.0 sec 12.7 MBytes 106 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 3.0- 4.0 sec 12.5 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 4.0- 5.0 sec 13.0 MBytes 109 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 5.0- 6.0 sec 12.4 MBytes 104 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 6.0- 7.0 sec 12.5 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 7.0- 8.0 sec 12.5 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 8.0- 9.0 sec 12.8 MBytes 107 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 9.0-10.0 sec 12.8 MBytes 107 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 0.0-10.0 sec 126 MBytes 105 Mbits/sec

 

 

Here is a couple of runs of iperf from my M8x over 5ghz, considering its only connecting with a linkspeed of 150mbit

 

 Looking at my AP im seeing another device on the network siting at 216Mbit link speed, nodoubt that device will push close on 200Mbit for me.

 

My wireless is almost best case situation though, Rural property there is no interferance. 72mbit link will consistently hit 40~50Mbit on 2.4ghz

 

 

 

I dont have my ac card reliably available for testing past the 20mhz bands unfortunately. but as others have said it Is possible, its a question of how long is a piece of string though...





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