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SKYMTL January 11, 2012 09:06 AM

ASUS Shows off New High Performance Routers
 
To many, ASUS is one of the leaders in the router market with several marquee products already under their belts. At CES 2012, the upcoming RT-N66U dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router and the ASUS EA-N66 dual-band wireless Ethernet adapter were both shown off.

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JD January 11, 2012 12:46 PM

Too late, especially since 802.11ac is coming for 2012. Why bother with 802.11n anymore! :whistle:

It does look like an extremely solid consumer router though.

enaberif January 11, 2012 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by JD (Post 589188)
Too late, especially since 802.11ac is coming for 2012. Why bother with 802.11n anymore! :whistle:

It does look like an extremely solid consumer router though.

It took a damn long time for N to get out of draft I don't see .ac being used that quickly that soon. And a lot of people don't even use N fully yet.

G and N are still widely used and I would say G more than N

Inik January 11, 2012 12:51 PM

I changed to N last year haha

JD January 11, 2012 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 589191)
It took a damn long time for N to get out of draft I don't see .ac being used that quickly that soon. And a lot of people don't even use N fully yet.

G and N are still widely used and I would say G more than N

True, but the rumored price on this is close to $200 if I recall. Not really worth spending more than $100 on a router IMO.

And I think we'll see 802.11ac come up pretty quickly, since it's offering gigabit speeds now, it'll greatly improve upon HD streaming. The way TV's are going, being so thin, I think we need to ditch cables and have strictly wireless streaming between devices. Cables/connectors add too much "baggage" to LED/OLED TV's.

SKYMTL January 11, 2012 12:58 PM

AC will take a LONG time to get any traction. The routers may support it but unless you're planning on grabbing a new notebook, etc right away too, it will be totally lost.

Behemoth- January 11, 2012 03:07 PM

I got an Asus RT-16n past summer, noticed that it wasn't quite enough for Blu ray streaming so I turned WiFi back off. By the time we get decent Wifi, something like 4K or whatever will be out and it will already be outdated.


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