- Apr 6, 2011
Wont matter unless TC comes with SSD
Depends what the users are doing. We use to run hundreds of users over 10 Mb/s networks in half duplex on hubs (not switches... think collisions).Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)
yay wonder how many users this can support at one time
10Gb Ethernet will give you that, 10Gb.It's effectively 90MB/sec with overhead. That's slow for you?
Unless you're using GbE for pro use, then that's another issue. Fiber is good for that kind of stuff.
There's about 10-14 wireless access points arround me (counting the accesspoint list), 2 doors between my macbook pro and accesspoint+nas. Got 3 devices on wireless and get about 70-80mbit/s (~7-7.5 MBytes/s)10Gb Ethernet will give you that, 10Gb.
802.11n may say 150Mb, but in reality, even if you have two computers and a router next to each other, you get 20-30Mb. I have never seen files transfer any quicker than 3MB/s between my wired iMac and wireless MacBook Pro.
Actually there is quite a bit of sense when you look at how they're naming these things. All the letters are almost used already so they're just going aa, ab, ac etc.Will this standard support the bandwidth capable of wireless video mirroring of a hypothetical retina iPad 3 using a hypothetical Apple TV 3?
Another thingis it too much to ask that the numbering system for these standards go a, b, c, d, e instead of a, b, g, n, ac? Because in 15 years well end up with something stupid like 802.11no.
I know people like my grandma will ask is n newer than ac?
And another thingI wish USB updated this often. Make everything backwards compatible like it is now but just update the speed every few years instead of waiting. Then most computers today would have at least a fairly speedy USB port compared to 2.0.
Interesting because as far as i know, the only only iOS that supports 5ghz is the iPad2.In actual fact. the 5GHZ band takes you AWAY from congestion. The 2.4 band is where the interference is at present. My TC operating at 5GHZ and 2.4 (it auto switches) gives a far better connection on my IOS devices than the older standard ever could.
Well, that's a pretty big advantage right there when you think about it.Aside from computer to computer performance, there is no advantage to N let alone AC.
You clearly haven't used 802.11b have you?Aside from computer to computer performance, there is no advantage to N let alone AC. Yes, it's faster but you can't even max out B with your average broadband connection here in the USA. YOUR INTERNET WILL NOT BE EFFECTED. Yes, the 5 GHz spectrum is less cluttered and will give you more range, but how many of us are actually so hooked on transferring large files from computer to computer that this would matter??
USB is still way slower than 1gbps so no, it won't increase the speed. now if the new airport station uses thunderbolt then it will be fasterIf this means faster transfer speeds to an external hard drive connected to an Airport Extreme via USB port, I'll easily make the purchase.
I have 1.3TB of data on my shared drive, and on a weekly basis about 20-40gb of data is transferred to the drive. Watching files copy at 5-10mb/s is pretty sad.
I get 15mbps with the introductory cable internet package and can get up to 105mbps. My actual speed is 20mbps.Aside from computer to computer performance, there is no advantage to N let alone AC. Yes, it's faster but you can't even max out B with your average broadband connection here in the USA. YOUR INTERNET WILL NOT BE EFFECTED. Yes, the 5 GHz spectrum is less cluttered and will give you more range, but how many of us are actually so hooked on transferring large files from computer to computer that this would matter??
+1Waiting for 10Gbs ethernet myself.
1Gbs ethernet is getting a little slow for moving media over a LAN.
Not at all. It will be YEARS before the standard is officially set. In the meantime, the chance of changes that would materially affect Apples implementation (and NOT be fixable by firmware update) is remote. Most of the delay is just due to the cumbersome process and not to major tech changes. I was using .n for years before the standard was official. Why hold yourself back and suffer with outdated tech while you wait for some insignificant stamp of approval?As usual the trick of this is to hold back till 802.11ac is fully ratified.