[Make-wifi-fast] more well funded attempts showing market demand for better wifi

Bob McMahon bob.mcmahon at broadcom.com
Thu Jun 23 15:55:19 EDT 2016

hmm, I'm skeptical.   To use multiple carriers simultaneously is difficult
per RF issues.   Even if that is somehow resolved, to increase throughput
usually requires some form of channel bonding, i.e. needed on both sides,
and brings in issues with preserving frame ordering.  If this is just
channel hopping, that needs coordination between both sides (and isn't
simultaneous, possibly costing more than any potential gain.)   An AP only
solution can use channel switch announcements (CSA) but there is a cost to
those as well.

I guess don't see any break though here and the marketing on the site seems
to indicate something beyond physics, at least the physics that I
understand.  Always willing to learn and be corrected if I'm
misunderstanding things.


On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalwifi/portal-turbocharged-wifi?ref=backerkit
> >
> > "Portal is the first and only router specifically engineered to cut
> > through and avoid congestion, delivering consistent, high-performance
> > WiFi with greater coverage throughout your home.
> >
> > Its proprietary spectrum turbocharger technology provides access to
> > 300% more of the radio airwaves than any other router, improving
> > performance by as much as 300x, and range and coverage by as much as
> > 2x in crowded settings, such as city homes and multi-unit apartments"
> >
> > It sounds like they are promising working DFS support.
> It's not clear what chipset they are using (they are claiming wave2) -
> but they are at least publicly claiming to be using openwrt. So I
> threw in enough to order one for september, just so I could comment on
> their kickstarter page. :)
> I'd have loved to have got in earlier (early shipments are this month
> apparently), but those were sold out.
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalwifi/portal-turbocharged-wifi/comments
> >
> > --
> > Dave Täht
> > Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
> > http://blog.cerowrt.org
> --
> Dave Täht
> Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
> http://blog.cerowrt.org
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