Monday, February 6, 2012

Podcast: The Need for Speed:802.11ac – 5th Generation Gigabit WiFi

Today, Mike Qaissaunee and I recorded an 18 minute and 40 second podcast titled The Need for Speed:802.11ac – 5th Generation Gigabit WiFi.

Rumors are that Apple is planning on incorporating support for the new faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification into products this year. In this podcast we discuss the 802.11ac and other wireless specs.
We discuss the following questions:
  • So, what’s the deal with this 802.11ac?
  • These 802 dot whatever standards - where do they come from?
  • So this 802.11ac is considered non-finalized. what does that mean?
  • I seem to get interference from things like wireless home phones. I know spectrum is involved.
  • So if I set my access point to run at 5GHz, will all my devices work? What do i need to understand to make it work?
  • What about range? You mentioned range limitations at 5 GHz.
  • Are there any ways to extend the range? I’ve heard about something called MIMO.
  • You mentioned 802.11a which is pretty old. Is the use of 5 GHz new?
  • When will we see 802.11ac products on the market?
  • What kinds of products from Apple? What are people saying?
  • What do you mean when you say potentially for the mobile devices?
Along with the Superbowl!

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