Re: 802.11N Gateway?
06-07-2012 06:14:43 PM
Why does one need N? (Which I have via the Apple Airport Extreme). My Mac Pro Desktop acts as my primary machine.. All of my video is stored on it and streamed to the TV and what ever other device some one wants to watch it on. My thousand+ CD/mp3/itunes library is likewise stored here, and all our iTune devices stream music from the shared libraries as well as being used to feed music to my surround sound system and the distributed sound system. I use my iPad to play shared iTunes and then stream it via Airplay to my sound system, giving me a cool roving remote for my music, but hte stream has to come in from the Mac, to the ipad and backout to the Airplay devices. All in all, the N keeps up with hardly a glitch, but the hold G system just couldn' handle all the traffic. I don't even game (no time) and I still load the N network ( Home network is 21 devices without visitors (12 wired, 9 wireless) ). The N is mostly for the video obviously, but also steps up to the demand of multiple devices. It's not so much the N to access the public internet, but rather to satisfy the demands of all the devices in on the local LAN.
I think this situation is likely to become the norm rather than the exception.