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News WiGig Alliance offers new tech

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais New Member

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    I'm willing to bet by the time this gets up and going, there will be wired LAN connections with 10Gbit bandwidth either out already or just round the corner.
    still, it is good to see faster wireless. I've way too many cables runnin in and out of rooms (not to mention the tentacle monster in my bedroom from 3 multiplugs)
     
  3. SkiDave

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    That is my surname! :lol:

    Anyway back on topic, it sounds like a good idea but security will be an issue if things are constantly broadcasting information. I think that people will still want wires for network infrastructure and for high quality media. However it will work for sharing stuff between friends or colleagues and the like, but as a solution for copper (and even fibreoptic) cables I doubt it.


    Dave
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    10-Gig-E has been around for a while now - often used as the backbone connection for SANs.
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Doesn't the ability to penetrate solid objects drop off the higher in frequency you go?
    I can't even get 2.4GHz to go through a wall at my house, so 60GHz will have two hopes, one of them Being Bob.
     
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    devdevil85 New Member

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    I think he forgot to add "at an affordable rate", but I agree: 100Gbit over copper will be out by 2011 no doubt about it. It's logically the next step, right? 1 > 10 > 100 > 1,000 > 10,000 > 100,000
     
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    Could maybe take a little bit longer.. It's still very much in development. And again, it'll take YEARS before it's anywhere near affordable.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Gigabit_Ethernet
     
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    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ah well it certainly is very promising ^__^
     
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    100 G-E? And here I am still waiting for 1 G-E to become more available and cheap. But seriously, I can not image what anyone short of having there own SAN would need with 10 Gigabits of bandwith. A single harddrive is maybe capable of sustained 100MBs a second; which is 800 Mbs, that should be within 1 gigabit's throughput. SSDs would be capable of maxing out 1 gigabit but still, 100 megabytes/sec is a substantial amount of data. Uncompressed Blueray movie streaming will fit within 100Mbs ethernet.
     
  10. darklord of chaos

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    is this going to be another hyped up waste of time wireless tech? ( draft-N) I have tried draft N wasted alot of money on it to find that a normal G class set up works faster and more reliably

    sorry in the day of today can't we live without companies trying to rip the consumer off when money is kinda tight!:grr:
     
  11. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    I'll stick with cat5 and HDMI/DVI thanks. Copper wiring 'just works', and wireless networking has always been that little bit less than perfect.
     
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    While it looks good, and is certainly interesting, I am still in favor of wires, and I will stick to them for the foreseeable future at least.
     
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    Good point. Not only that, but I imagine the range is probably short also. So, wires aren't going anywhere regardless of whether or not 10G-E becomes affordable or not.
     
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