Well, higher bandwidth and a little range boost help. But with 2.4 GHz channels as congested as they are, users may find it difficult to see a real benefit.Yes nice review. It looks like 2.4GHz is going to receive the strength it needs to play in the new high speed internet world.
Could be the difference in clients.Great article Tim it is interesting that the consumer grade routers are quite a bit slower than what i saw with the business class ews377ap and r730 https://www.keenansystems.com/wordpress/2019/10/03/exactly-how-fast-is-the-wi-fi-6-in-the-iphone-11/
hi timCould be the difference in clients.
Sure. There is always that chance. That's why I tested with AC STAs, too. Some of the odd behavior is common to using both the Intel AX STA and Qualcomm N/AC STA used in the octoScope Pals.could that not be the case with your tests and conclusions in only using the intel wifi chipset that it may be causing the variations seen by the difference in router chipsets
Remember too, that AP to AP chipset, which is the case with two routers forming a bridge, can produce different result from using a STA chipset (Samsung S10/ iPhone 11), even from the same vendor.
I'm thinking folks should wait until next year on consumer gear
I'm thinking folks should wait until next year on consumer gear - as both silicon and firmware are still under heavy development.
It took a couple of years actually for 802.11ac Wave 2 to get fully sorted across the different vendors, and even there, interoperability across different vendors is still a question
can someone confirm something for me
here in australia ive been told we only have spectrum to operate 160MHz which is between CH36-CH64.
so this would mean a tri band ax router would not be able to run 160Mhz if the 4 x 4 is on band 3 only
i see the ax1100 has 4 x 4 on band 2 and 3
is it capable of 160Mhz on band 2 and band 3