Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Wireless Features

Tags:

It's Great By Any Name

I usually don't write opinion pieces, in light of the old saying comparing them to a part of the human backside. But with all the dire warnings about the initial crop of draft 802.11n products in the news lately, I thought it was time to speak up and offer an alternative, more positive view.

As the title of this piece says, I think it's just dandy for you to go out and buy the latest and greatest that the gods of wireless LAN technology have seen fit to bestow on us. Actually, I not only think it's dandy, but that it's your duty. Whether it's called draft 11n, draft n, nFiniti, TopDog, XSPAN, Intensi-fi, nAncy or nUcular; it's all good. Here's why:

You Need The Speed

The big throughput number on the box has been used to get us geekatroids salivatin' since TI decided to recycle its PBCC technology that didn't make the cut into 802.11g. They just took lemons and made 22 Mb/s lemonade and it's been off to the WLAN speed races ever since.

And what a great thing all this speed has been. We all now have super-fast and reliable wireless connectivity throughout our homes and businesses. And how about all that HD video that you stream around your home? How did we ever live with that poky old 11 Mb/s stuff?

More Wireless

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

When I have client 1-5 all connected to 5 different VPN servers with the default settings on a fresh install, what exactly is the behavior? For me it ...
I noticed that under system logs there's a field for an IP address.Is there any way to set the IP address to say, a computer on LAN or a connected USB...
I was hoping someone here might have some experience to help me. I cannot rename attached devices on the R6700 router. It has the latest firmware and ...
Hii'm not able to use external hard disk formatted to ext4 or xfs however ntfs is working fine. since i dont have any windows machine, didnt see a poi...
What else do I need to get my wlan card up and running? So, I bought an Intel 9560NGW wlan card - what else do I need?

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3