[Make-wifi-fast] more well funded attempts showing market demand for better wifi
bob.mcmahon at broadcom.com
Thu Jun 23 16:28:28 EDT 2016
An AP per room/area, reducing the tx power (beacon range) has been my
approach and has scaled very well. It does require some wires to each AP
but I find that paying an electrician to run some quality wiring to things
that are to remain stationary has been well worth the cost.
just my $0.02,
On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 1:10 PM, David Lang <david at lang.hm> wrote:
> Well, just using the 5GHz DFS channels in 80MHz or 160 MHz wide chunks
> would be a huge improvement, not many people are using them (yet), and the
> wide channels let you get a lot of data out at once. If everything is
> within a good range of the AP, this would work pretty well. If you end up
> needing multiple APs, or you have many stations, I expect that you will be
> better off with more APs at lower power, each using different channels.
> David Lang
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2016, Bob McMahon wrote:
> Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:55:19 -0700
>> From: Bob McMahon <bob.mcmahon at broadcom.com>
>> To: Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com>
>> Cc: make-wifi-fast at lists.bufferbloat.net,
>> "cerowrt-devel at lists.bufferbloat.net"
>> <cerowrt-devel at lists.bufferbloat.net>
>> Subject: Re: [Make-wifi-fast] more well funded attempts showing market
>> for better wifi
>> 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
>> 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:
>>>> "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.
>>>> Dave Täht
>>>> Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
>>> Dave Täht
>>> Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
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