Originally Posted by reddice
I can only run wireless reliably on 5 Ghz. I have about 60 other AP networks in my area. Even just streaming low bitrate music on my iPod Touch on 2.4 Ghz I would keep getting dropped packet loss. Now that I stream on 5 Ghz it is more reliable.
Any video devices I hardwired and the only thing I run wireless on 2.4 Ghz is my Canon printer. Even my laptop which only has 2.4 Ghz WiFi is wired and I regret when buying it that I did not know it was not dual band.
You never know. If everyone else is using default channels you may find one separate from the rest. It's worth a scan to find out if you haven't already. You might also want to disable SSID broadcast, whether connecting or not your router takes a performance hit every time someone tries.
Originally Posted by rdgcss
Lucky for me I live in a rural area and there are no other wifi access points nearby. I "feal" for those that live in a congested area. Moving to 5 ghz or the new AC specs seems to help solve the wifi congestion problem. I just wonder how long it will before those solutions become the default in new routers and we will be back to where we are now.
The same here. I have only one neighbor I'm sure can even spell 'wifi', and he's a quarter of a mile away.
I think we'll begin to see widespread support for ac end devices once the second generation of the standard makes it into routers. I won't be upgrading to the 802.11ac until I see this start to happen.