10-08-2006, 12:33 AM
| | Re: Estimating Wireless N Range
the thing to remember is that the N specs are not final yet..and the
equipment out today is basically beta stuff...why the mfr had to jump out
with the stuff is beyond me...I have a N router and two wireless computers
and i defiantly see a increase over my old G system..
"Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@AkamailNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
> Fred Marshall wrote:
>> I frequently install wireless sytems and have pretty much learned
>> what will work and what won't work regarding range performance with
>> walls, etc. However, my experience is limited to 802.11b and 802.11g
>> mainstream products on the market.
>> (I understand antennas and RF propagation pretty well).
>> I'm starting to experiment with N and would like to understand some
>> things better:
>> - In an open field with no buildings, etc. should one expect an N
>> router and computer to demonstrate greater range than a G router and
>> computer? If so, why?
>> - In a closed situation with a few walls in between the router and the
>> computer should one expect an N router and computer to demonstrate
>> greater range than a G router and computer? If so, why?
>> - Or, are they really the same except for multipath handling with N
>> which might then work better in a parking lot full of RVs?
>> Any insights would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to configure a
>> pretty demanding situation right now with an N router. It is so
>> marginal as to be useless with a G computer. I guess I should have
>> expected that. It's no different than G-to-G in that case isn't it? So,
>> I'm planning to add an N interface to the computer next.
> No hard numbers, just personal experience.. Have two G wap/routers (one in
> sunroom upstairs and one downstairs in the finished area of the basement,
> linked by hardwire)... Got 5 bars on both multiple laptops and a PDA with
> the G... Bought the advertising lies and got an N, and now I get ONLY 3
> bars and the signal from both (up and downstairs) drops off MUCH MUCH
> sooner than with the G (won't even cover my backyard anymore), also the
> signal strength for some strange reasons goes to zero every now and then
> (goes back up to 30% or so, then down to zero again).... I yanked the N
> and have it in my junk box..... Will never ever screw with that crappy N
> again..... Want to make money, or be known as a good guy and make
> something work?