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    Default Netgear releases new wireless router

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...l-band-router/

    "Clear Channel Selector, which the company says is generally available only in expensive wireless routers for businesses, "automatically detects when the Wi-Fi channel currently in use becomes overcrowded and switches to another, less crowded channel." This helps maintain good throughput speeds between the router and connected clients."

    That, in itself, just might make this thing worth the $180.00 price tag.
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    That's pretty sweet and a much needed improvement. I live in a community that is Wifi-saturated and it's definitely noticeable. It's nice that Wifi is becoming ubiquitous but it seems like Wifi technological improvements have been lacking especially when you consider how other technologies have improved in the last ten years.

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    Honestly the technology is there. The problem is in frequencies, channels and environment.

    Right now we only get 2.4 Ghz and 5.8 Ghz ranges which are clearly saturated. I am sure a new frequency range will be purchased by a major wireless router manufacturer very soon so we should see 'some' improvement. You should have no less then 30 dB between the upper and lower ranges to the nearest frequency.

    We work within 11 channels. Im actually not sure why this is. Im not THAT wireless savvy!

    Modem placement and your environment are a huge factor in your wireless connectivity. Many buildings today are made with metal studs. This will wreck havoc on wireless. Hell, too many nails can as well.
    Microwave? Yup. Dishwasher? Yup. Washer/Drier? Yup. Treadmill? Yup. These things all emit radio frequencies which are known to interfere or 'can' interfere.
    Other wireless access points like your cell phones (with wireless access points turned on) or neighbors wireless, wireless telephones, wireless mouse, etc etc etc... all of these things can and likely will affect your wireless connection.

    I hate wireless and thankfully do not support it.
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    The wireless spectrum on 2.4 Ghz and 5.8 Ghz frequencies are public bands. You still have to register with the FCC to produce equipment that operates in those bands. For the company you work for Khrash, being a telecommunications company, they have to license the frequencies they use with the FCC. They may also be limited on channels allowed due to you living in a highly populated area. Wireless is fun!

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    Nah, this company I work does not use wireless.

    My previous employer used licensed band backhauls (up to 300Mbps) and public frequencies for customer connectivity (2.4Ghz, 5.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz) This was point to multi-point wireless service.

    Mostly I am talking about wireless routers we buy like a Netgear/Linksys/Belkin etc etc.
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