"New WiFi protocol boosts congested wireless network throughput by 700%"

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Solitude, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Solitude

    Solitude [H]ard|Gawd

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    Saw this on reddit. Im pretty clueless as far as wifi goes... Will this help at all with my home wireless network if all im doing is skype/gaming/netflix/streaming something to my ps3?(sometimes simultaneously)

    I guess what I mean is will I notice a difference?

    700% increase in wifi throughput?
     
  2. p3n

    p3n Gawd

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    Its to stop congestion (with many devices on the same frequency) not increase throughput (to one device).
     
  3. Skripka

    Skripka [H]ardForum Junkie

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    OP, the only way you'd notice on your home network is if you often have craploads of devices on the same wireless AP.
     
  4. Ehren8879

    Ehren8879 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Sounds like it might implement a time division between when clients can talk during high congestion. I could be very wrong though since I know little about the wifi standard and since there's little info regarding the WiFox protocol at this time.
     
  5. JPF_

    JPF_ Limp Gawd

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    Saw this on Digg. Was just about to post it....


    Will be interesting to play with and see how well it works.
     
  6. Eickst

    Eickst [H]ard|Gawd

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    We already use fair-based access on our Aruba system, noticed a huge increase on AP's with 10+ clients connected when one of them was a legacy client.