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Wi-Fi is about to lay claim to a new frequency band that could result in speeds at least 10 times faster than what’s currently available.
An agreement between the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance will let the Wi-Fi Alliance carve out specs and standards to support Wi-Fi operation in the 60-GHz frequency band in a bid to make Wi-Fi faster. By contrast, Wi-Fi today operates in the 2.4-GHz and 5- GHz bands.
Specifically, the move to 60 GHz could allow for speeds in the range of 1 gigabits per second to 6 gbps, in contrast to today’s theoretical maximum of 150 Mbps for 802.11n.
“The 60 GHz is like a beam of light — you have to have line of sight — but you can get multi-gigabit point-to point networking speeds with it,”
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Wouldn't a "repeater" only work as a reflective surface such as a mirror? You would have to have perfectly angled mirrors placed around corners and stairways.
joined:Jan 12, 2009
even in an open office space one would need to get rid of obstacles like cubicle walls etc. I wonder how they're proposing to tackle this
Line of sight. That almost defeats the purpose of *wireless*
Sounds like a great solution for college and work campus settings.
The 60 GHz is like a beam of light — you have to have line of sight