Intel, Qualcomm Atheros Collaborate To Ensure A Robust 802.11ad WiGig Ecosystem

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sylentz199

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the loss of effective range is more of a downside to ad than it was from n (2.4ghz) to n/ac (5Ghz)
I don't know how effective 60Ghz will be through a wall so you are effectively limited to one room being "super fast" on ad. That may work for home theater type setup where you need to stream 4k over limited distance but I think ac using 4x4 MU-MIMO is a much better solution than ad giving tons and tons of bandwidth. Who is that bandwidth limited on 3200Mbps (i know aggregate) ac right now?
 

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The ad variant is designed for very local usage (i.e. you put your phone down within a few feet). Even with MIMO, your still going to have major coverage issues at 60 GHz (from not having a line of sight between the two devices, to even your hand getting in the way, will have some affect on the link). Your ac network will still provide your 'core access', with the ad standard being used when it's available.

Think more wireless dock, rather than a house wide network (though it does have some interesting potential for mesh networks).
 

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Actually WiGig is going to change the way AV is cabled. This video shows the capabilities of a wi-gig enabled matrix switcher that eliminates the "closet" and all cables. You'll note that everything is in sync (two separate systems playing both audio and video) as well as everything at once (including an X-Box One playing TitanFall)...all wirelessly. Wi-Gig is going to be pretty slick. -->https://vimeo.com/127404208
 

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Is the article's author completely unaware of what 802.11ad meant for? It is for wireless docks first and foremost, it isn't a question, it's not here to replace 802.11ac or n, period. Now go and read up on Intel's product brief for Wireless-AC 17265 card and WiGig, you are more than a year late to the party, Intel demoed first WiGig docks back at CES 2015.
 

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I read somewhere that it is line of sight and can be blocked by paper. Work great for ceiling mounts.
 

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I try to avoid wireless as such as possible. You just make more interference for the devices that don't have a wireless alternative. Especially if your in an urban area Right now I'm picking up over . 80 wireless networks. Kills me when people still don't password protect their wireless with just a WEP.
 
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