@mrtatertot @MrChromebox @Gavaudan @carlosgonz
Seems I have to prove I’m not crazy;
I pay my ISP for “up to 300Mbps”
On a older desktop speed tests are - again - CABLED, is 10/100 which is of the /g/e era 10/100 and when I test on that device, I get 80-100 +/- 10.
On another desktop with a 802.11 /ac, I get 280-300 +/- 10-15.
I just tested Wi-Fi with a Win 10 laptop with a /gn and it floated around 84Mbps +/- 5 and I’m only talking downloads.
Cabled, it hovered around 78-86. /n verses /ac. (Yes - I disabled the wifi) It’s 44 feet away - nothing in between.
I also just tested a Pi-400 and cabled, the little thing attained 284mbps using (5g) after a short climb. Disconnect the cable, and Wi-Fi hovered between 36.5 and 45.5. That’s all that’s needed for a laptop going mobile unless one is gaming.
I know some sites state the /n could attain 10/100/1000 but I’ve never seen any /n get over 100. /n is buggy anyway.
These tests were just done at 2.4, except the Pi. which was 5g.
Wi-Fi and cable being two different things, is why, to answer one question (or point maybe) I use cable because it’s faster than Wi-Fi. To plagiarize Lifewire …“802.11ac uses dual-band wireless technology, supporting simultaneous connections on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi devices. 802.11ac offers backward compatibility to 802.11a/b/g/n and bandwidth rated up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band plus up to 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz”
Ergo, /ac is better than /N and at the other end of the wire, is the MoBo and -things- that also dictate what speeds are available.
So, does the L-14 NIC 802.11/n, when cable-tested reach close or at 300Mbps? I know what looks good “in theory” and white papers but nothing beats a hands on test under normal conditions.
Now that I’ve explained why and what I know, (I hope there isn’t a pop quiz) I’ll see if a L-14 user who pays for at least 300, is getting on the /n. But as /N is/was buggy, the /ac fixed all that and, /ac opened the doors to /ax.
BTW. I’m typing on a Win 7 clunker that gets about 90-100 Mbps cabled on a /n. Now, how long before someone says I need to upgrade to Win 10 or 11? But not upgrade from bugsy-N?
Thanks for all the opinions. Believe me, they are appreciated and many ideas put to use,
Hope we are all here tomorrow and not radio-active dust.