any news on 802.11 N?

acosmichippo

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so... with all of the hubub regarding 3G, i haven't heard what kind of wifi capabilities iPhone2 will have... Seems to me to be quite an letdown for iPhone 1 to only be G...

anyone heard anything?
 

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Ah I didn't think about the WiFi on the new iPhone. I've been wanting to get the Apple 802.11 N router but haven't gotten around to it yet. The Air has the N router but I haven't really noticed any significant distances on speed or distance but I'm still using a G router so hopefully there will be some notable performance differences.
 

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i guess it in Apple's point of view, G is plenty fast for basic internet usage.

but it would help us jailbroken users quite a bit.
 

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I don't think it'll be 802.11n. It's not necessary. The extra cost of the chip and possible additional battery drain doesn't make sense. Like others said, 801.11g is plenty fast.

Joe
 

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I have N on my home network and it actually runs faster than a wired 100Mbps network. I can average around 217Mbps when I am transferring files (128bit encryption). But I'm not sure how much faster it is when surfing the net, compared to the G standard?

But N does have improved range, and I mean vastly improved. I can now sit by the pool in my apartment complex and surf the net with about 4 bars (more bars in more places). With my G network, I couldn't get range out to the pool at all.

Would be great if the iPhone came with N, but I doubt if it will.



Ah I didn't think about the WiFi on the new iPhone. I've been wanting to get the Apple 802.11 N router but haven't gotten around to it yet. The Air has the N router but I haven't really noticed any significant distances on speed or distance but I'm still using a G router so hopefully there will be some notable performance differences.
 

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yeah, internet speeds won't be affected at all (really the fastest internet connection i've heard of is 15 Mbps, and that is INSANELY fast, and G transfers at 54 Mbps). So bumping up to N (which is typically around 300 Mbps) isn't going to help much.

but if you want to transfer files over your network (i.e. wifi syncing), N would help tremendously... in addition to improved range.