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 PostPost subject: Draft N or LAN        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:34 pm 
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My iMac is coming soon, and wandering which is faster 100mbs lan or draft-n. I've always been for wired internet cos it's faster but Is it?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Draft N or LAN        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:38 pm 
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100Mbps LAN is more stable but wirless 'n' can produce faster speeds, but its not as reliable. It might be up to 300Mbps but you'll likely only see half that in real transfers.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Draft N or LAN        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:39 pm 
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Why not just put down some Cat-6 if you're doing a network, then you can upgrade to gigabit ethernet later.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Draft N or LAN        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:04 pm 
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hi, i tried draft-n.
fastest i could get it was cca 70mbps full duplex (udp traffic). But i had to use 40MHz wide channel (standard is 20MHz in 5GHz band). With 20MHz channel it was only about 30mbps. Both devices were in one room. I used rb433ah with R52N mini-pci cards.
Someone told me that it was slow because of signal reflections and interferrence (which might be possible). Some people from mikrotik forums were able to run at 170mbps (but i guess that was outside with directional antennas)
I have no idea how fast "ordinary" routers are, but to route 100mbps of encrypted traffic, you definitely need some performance :)


And about the gbit LAN, you dont even need cat6 wires, it works fine with cat5e (ftp downloads at 80MBps (640mbps) and wire is over 50m long)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Draft N or LAN        Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:13 am 
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mewrox99 wrote:
My iMac is coming soon, and wandering which is faster 100mbs lan or draft-n. I've always been for wired internet cos it's faster but Is it?


How fast is your Internet connection? Even here with 16mbps down my 802.11g wifi isn't a bottleneck.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Draft N or LAN        Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:36 am 
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QuiescentWonder wrote:
mewrox99 wrote:
My iMac is coming soon, and wandering which is faster 100mbs lan or draft-n. I've always been for wired internet cos it's faster but Is it?


How fast is your Internet connection? Even here with 16mbps down my 802.11g wifi isn't a bottleneck.

Well yeah, but a network card is used for more than just the internet - I'd much rather transfer files between two computers with Ethernet or Draft-N than G.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Draft N or LAN        Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:43 am 
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You're right, transferring large files over 802.11g is terribly slow in comparison to Ethernet...probably also 802.11n but I don't have any experience myself with the standard.

Like someone else mentioned, you can get away with 10/100 now and upgrade to 1gb later if you really want. CAT5e works fine, especially if you don't want to spend a lot of money, and pretty much any computer built in the last four years or so has gigabit Ethernet already, so the only thing you need to worry about being expensive is a switch or router.


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