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Buffalo Intros Two AirStation Extreme Wireless AC Routers

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July 15, 2013 3:35:33 PM

Hope these are as rock solid as my Buffalo WZR HP has been.
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July 15, 2013 4:03:40 PM

"WI-U2-866D Wireless AC USB 2.0 adapter. It's only capable of speeds up to 866 Mbps on the 5 GHz band (up to 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz)"

did I miss something?

USB 2.0 has max rate of 480 Mbit/s but normally goes maybe around 25 MB/s or 192 Mbit/s...
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July 15, 2013 7:10:31 PM

icepick314 said:
USB 2.0 has max rate of 480 Mbit/s but normally goes maybe around 25 MB/s or 192 Mbit/s...

I usually get around 30MB/s out of most of my external USB2 drives. Depends on the HDD, SATA-USB bridge IC/firmware and host controller.

Not sure why you are confused about USB2's bandwidth and the router's wireless claims. While USB storage may be limited to 480Mbps on a good day or 240Mbps typical, the router is also connected to 1Gbps WAN, 5x1Gbps LAN, 866-1300Mbps 5G WLAN and 450Mbps 2.4G WLAN so there are plenty of data sources/sinks that can be combined to hypothetically fill up the 866-1300Mbps WLAN aside from USB2.
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July 15, 2013 7:46:30 PM

It'd be nice to see a round up of ac routers, I want to know if it's worth it to upgrade my dir-825
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July 15, 2013 10:14:56 PM

Did I read that correctly, an 802.11ac router with USB 3.0 connectivity?
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July 16, 2013 7:00:00 AM

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did I miss something?

USB 2.0 has max rate of 480 Mbit/s but normally goes maybe around 25 MB/s or 192 Mbit/s...
Well here is the rate footnote from the Buffal adapter page linked in the article:

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*300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11n standard specifications achievable using two streams of 150 Mbps each. 866 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11ac (Draft 2.0) standard specifications achievable using two streams of 433 Mbps each. Actual data throughput and range will vary depending upon network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction and network overhead. Maximum speed and range is achievable when used with same enhanced mode technology.
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July 16, 2013 7:03:48 AM

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did I miss something?

USB 2.0 has max rate of 480 Mbit/s but normally goes maybe around 25 MB/s or 192 Mbit/s... [/QUOTE/ Well here is the rate footnote from the Buffal adapter page linked in the article:

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*300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11n standard specifications achievable using two streams of 150 Mbps each. 866 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11ac (Draft 2.0) standard specifications achievable using two streams of 433 Mbps each. Actual data throughput and range will vary depending upon network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction and network overhead. Maximum speed and range is achievable when used with same enhanced mode technology.
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July 16, 2013 7:04:01 AM

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did I miss something?

USB 2.0 has max rate of 480 Mbit/s but normally goes maybe around 25 MB/s or 192 Mbit/s... [/QUOTE/ Well here is the rate footnote from the Buffal adapter page linked in the article:

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*300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11n standard specifications achievable using two streams of 150 Mbps each. 866 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11ac (Draft 2.0) standard specifications achievable using two streams of 433 Mbps each. Actual data throughput and range will vary depending upon network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction and network overhead. Maximum speed and range is achievable when used with same enhanced mode technology.
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