Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Spotted At Computex

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bit_user

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Good catch.

I'm all for faster wi fi speeds, but I'm skeptical you'd actually hit 1.3 Gbps, in real-world conditions. Where I can used a wired connection, I'll continue to do so.

Also, be warned that high-speeds switches tend to be power hungry and therefore noisy.
 

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"...comes from the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 1300Gb throughput."
In addition to the "1300Gb" typo, 1300Mbps is the 802.11ac Wave 1 speed. Wave 2 allows up to the theoretical max of 6.93Gbps. (of course, this is all half-duplex since it's WiFi)
 

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Correct. In real-world conditions (since it's half-duplex), you will likely be worse off than a 1Gbps wired connection anway.

As for loud and power hungry, the switch boasts 28.9dB @ 25°C (77°F) and 281.6 Watts @ full PoE+ (PoE power budget is 240W) so 41.6Watts for the switch.
 

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@AMMAROSS "of course, this is all half-duplex since it's WiFi"

This is not an inherent limitation of wifi, but of our current technology. There is wifi technology in the works that will allow full-duplex wifi on the same frequency. Some pretty nifty noise cancellation tech.
 
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