WiGig finishes short-range, high-speed wireless standard

By Jos
Dec 10, 2009
  1. It's been a while since we first heard from the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), but the group backed by wireless heavy hitters including Intel, Broadcom and Atheros has now delivered their first unified 60GHz specification as promised. The new wireless standard supports data transfer rates of up to 7Gbps within a 10-meter range -- more than ten times faster than 802.11n -- while remaining backwards compatible with current technology.

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  2. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    Unless my internet connection gets much faster i personally don't see much use for this. Even with Fios my 802.11g network is more then fast enough. Of course i am not streaming HD video around my home.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,551   +595

    That 7Gbps over a 30 foot range is some sort of smokin' hot speed. Be interesting to see if it really pans out.
  4. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    I'd be happy if I could just get the 300Mbps that was advertised for 802.11n. Even right next to the access point, can't get connected at over 130Mbps and actual file transfers seem even slower (like 50Mbps).
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,101   +95

    Same issue here. I have one of the top rated 802.11n routers, and I'm convinced 300Mbps is just a fantasy number they came up with to sell more routers. Grats on winning the contest the other day Ken.
  6. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 638   +56

    Either way, you have to admit that the WiGig is a sweet gIg!
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,819   +485

    Now this is going to really good if it can replace bluetooth. With those speed you won't have to a lot just to transfer a song or something bigger, like a movie.
  8. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    This sounds like it would be good to connect all your multimedia gear and home network, no more cables.
  9. I have a Buffalo N300 and I get the full 300 (drops to 270 sometimes) with a wall in between.
  10. z0k!

    z0k! TS Rookie Posts: 61

    i suppose u r referring to the connection speed on the router page..but at the user end connection speed definitely never exceed 130mbps and like ken777 said,real world throughput is around 50-60mbps
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