Chapstick Eating Premium Member
- Jan 14, 2011
Don't forget that your WIFI speed will only be as fast as the slowest device on the WIFI.
For exp: a device with 802.11a 54Mbs, 802.11b 11Mbs, 802.11g 54Mbs, 802.11n 600Mbs and 802.11ac 1Gbs or better.
So if you have an old smart phone with 802.11b then no matter if you have 802.11ac, ax or xx, your speed will be slow as molasses.
You are saying that if I have an all wifi G \ N network, but there is one wireless B 11mbps device, all devices will run @ 11mbps max??? I've never heard that one before.
this is only partially true... it depends on the hardware, i have devices that run on AC, N and G and they all run at their full speeds. I think that was more of a thing on older hardware, and isn't so much in newer hardware.
example, my daughter's pc is always connected it's a wireless N device which gets a maximum of like 56mbs (real speed not rated speed) and my cell phone connected to the same access point gets 200mbs + while both devices are connected.