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Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Sr71bb, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Sr71bb

    Sr71bb New Around Here

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    I’ve finally decided to update my rented router/ modem combo from Comcast......it was a technicolor......it served me well and was a workhorse. But it’s getting old and I want to upgrade to a Netgear cm1100 modem and the Netgear Orbi 50 mesh system. Should I wait for wpa3 and WiFi 6 to come around for the orbi. I’ve waited this long to update......what’s a few more months.......or should I just go for it already and stop torturing myself waiting for new technologies to come around.........
     
  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve rapidly. Something new will always be around the corner for the foreseeable future.

    My advice is to stay a generation back from the bleeding edge. When you buy next-gen stuff when it first comes out, you are paying the most you’ll pay and usually getting plenty of bugs in the bargain.

    Unless you have a pressing need, leave your wallet in your pocket.
     
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  3. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

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    Clients will also be slow to come out with the new wifi standards. I still have devices that are 2.4Ghz wifi N only.