802.11G w/ "Speedboost" ??

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  1. mncpeters macrumors newbie

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    Hi -

    Quick Question:

    I see that Linksys and others are now offering 802.11G w/ speedboost. Is anyone aware of Apple introducing an update to Airport Extreme? With the recent launch of Express, I am assuming that they are not. It would require all cards or devices to be compatible and I have not read anything regarding this.

    Any feedback is appreciated.
     
  2. brap macrumors 68000

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    Hm, I've too seen '802.11g+' mentioned by more than one manufacturer, and am curious. It doesn't seem to figure on the IEEE website (from a quick scan), which makes me think this 108MBbps "boost", as you like to call it, isn't officially supported. Highly doubtful Apple will enter into a market such as this, although 108MBps would be pretty f**kin awesome.
     
  3. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    We use the 'boosted' 802.11g at my workplace. Its useless. It uses multiple channels of 54 to get the 108. Plus, even 10 feet away I have never seen anything close to 54. With boost we still do not exceed 54, AND we get interference from other nodes.

    Its NOT part of the official standard, so I doubt there Apple will support it. Plus, in a real world environment, with a typical DSL or Cable modem, or even file transfers between machines, how many would even notice the speed difference?

     

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