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Quick quick router question

#1easycompany68Posted 4/13/2014 1:04:53 PM
I just bought a dual band. .1 band is 300n @ 2.4mhz and then the other is 900ac on a 5mhz band. (Dlink -850L)

I have a gaming PC, a work/download tv shows/movie and a laptop.. and 2 cells..

Should I put the gaming pc on the 300n band and all else on the other? I basically want the gaming pc on its own band..

Is putting only a gaming pc on the 900ac overkill? I play mostly MMORPG's.. but I also download a lot of tv/movies..

thanks
#2WerdnAndreWPosted 4/13/2014 1:07:48 PM
Does your pc have a 802.11AC wireless adapter? If any other devices have a AC adapter they will also be on that band.
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#3easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 1:10:43 PM(edited)
WerdnAndreW posted...
Does your pc have a 802.11AC wireless adapter? If any other devices have a AC adapter they will also be on that band.


Don't know.. My gaming pc is brand spamking new my other pc and laptop are 3-5 years old.. have no idea if they do..

Does this mean I can't use the AC band?

Edit,, only the laptop has a wireless adaptor but its probably not aC since its 5years old..the other 2 pc's I plug in physically
#4WerdnAndreWPosted 4/13/2014 1:11:35 PM
If you have no devices that have an AC adapter then no, they can't use that band.
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#5ShubPosted 4/13/2014 1:12:42 PM
You can use 802.11ac if you have devices that support 802.11ac, it's as simple as that.
It doesn't really matter how new your gaming PC is. Most desktops don't even have wireless capability by default, but if yours has a wireless adapter, it should be easy to look up the model of wireless adapter you have to see what wireless standards it supports.
I'm pretty sure there are no smartphones yet with 802.11ac support.
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#6easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 1:13:34 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
If you have no devices that have an AC adapter then no, they can't use that band.


What a bunch of liars.. I posted a question here and asked the store and they both said you don't need any special AC adaptor if your plugging in physically..lol wow..

thanks for the info, guess im going back to the store to return it...
#7ShubPosted 4/13/2014 1:15:40 PM
Well no of course if you're using a wired connection, you don't need a wireless adapter.
I hope you're not confusing AC adapters (a.k.a. wall warts) with 802.11ac, which is a wireless standard? Typically the wireless standard is NOT capitalized.
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#8WerdnAndreWPosted 4/13/2014 1:15:40 PM
I think you are confused how this all works...
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#9CELTEKKPosted 4/13/2014 1:20:05 PM
easycompany68 posted...
WerdnAndreW posted...
If you have no devices that have an AC adapter then no, they can't use that band.


What a bunch of liars.. I posted a question here and asked the store and they both said you don't need any special AC adaptor if your plugging in physically..lol wow..

thanks for the info, guess im going back to the store to return it...


802.11ac is a wireless standard... it has nothing to do with ethernet.
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#10easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 1:20:35 PM
Shub posted...
Well no of course if you're using a wired connection, you don't need a wireless adapter.
I hope you're not confusing AC adapters (a.k.a. wall warts) with 802.11ac, which is a wireless standard? Typically the wireless standard is NOT capitalized.


lol no im noobish but I didn't confuse ac wall adapters..

This is what I know, you have a new technology "ac" which is faster/smarter whatever..lol So this router I bought has dual band but the 2 bands are different.. 1 uses the old "n" tech 300mbs (2.4ghz) and the 2nd band is 900mbs (5ghz)..

This is how I visualize it but something tells me im wrong now..lol