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Quick quick router question

#21easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 1:42:02 PM(edited)
Im confused...sigh

So then having The Dlink 850L 1200ac router is useless for me if I don't have any AC adapters?

And QoS is what you use to allocate what devices uses which band? So why have 2 bands if your going to plug in some things physically?

If my current (older dlink) 300n router has QoS then can it be as efficient as having a dual band that has QoS?

Edit: So my current router is 300n, this new one is 1200ac dual band.. when I priority importance, do I have does the 300n vs 1200ac have anything to do with that? or is a single band just as efficient?
#22WerdnAndreWPosted 4/13/2014 1:46:38 PM(edited)
easycompany68 posted...
So then having The Dlink 850L 1200ac router is useless for me if I don't have any AC adapters?


Correct.

easycompany68 posted...
And QoS is what you use to allocate what devices uses which band?


No, QOS doesn't determine what bands your wireless devices use.

easycompany68 posted...
So why have 2 bands if your going to plug in some things physically?


Some wireless devices don't support the 5ghz band, only 2.4ghz. This is why you need two bands to support all devices.
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#23easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 1:50:35 PM(edited)
"Some devices don't support the 5ghz band, only 2.4ghz. This is why you need two bands to support all devices"

THis is I think what is confusing me the most.. I thought the 300n is attached to the 2.4ghz and the 900ac is attached to the 5ghz because this is how its written on the box and on the info online.. they say 300mbs @ 2.4ghz and 900mbs @ 5ghz..

So if nothing is AC, then essentially im running on 300n only? so nothing changes from my current old cheap 300n router..?

Am I better off buying a dual band with 2 x 450mbs non AC..?
#24WerdnAndreWPosted 4/13/2014 2:04:43 PM
easycompany68 posted...
So if nothing is AC, then essentially im running on 300n only?


If nothing is using AC and you don't plan to buy any AC adapters, doesn't make sense to buy a AC router.

easycompany68 posted...
so nothing changes from my current old cheap 300n router..?


There might be some different router features but to keep it simple, nothing changes.

easycompany68 posted...
Am I better off buying a dual band with 2 x 450mbs non AC..?


If you feel your current router is lacking in some way, yeah.
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#25easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 2:25:15 PM
Thanks, gonna get the Asus rt-n66u dual band 900n..

Seems like one of the best for dual band n technology. Offers the QoS mentioned so i'll have to figure out how to allocated or prioritize devices..

Any good links or info on how to prioritize bandwidth?

and again, thanks all for the info on AC technology..
#26LordSeiferPosted 4/13/2014 2:28:39 PM
none of these wireless specs matter at all if you are using a physical cable, just to make sure, cause it still doesnt seem like you fully got that
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#27easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 2:36:36 PM
LordSeifer posted...
none of these wireless specs matter at all if you are using a physical cable, just to make sure, cause it still doesnt seem like you fully got that


The laptop will be wireless and the phones.. maybe eventually a second laptop.. and maybe eventually i'll move one of the pc's further so i'll attached a wireless adaptor.. but later on..

I guess I still don't fully grasp it..lol but at least im safe with the one im getting since its one of the better ones with the current tech.. So maybe i'll switch to AC some day, when im not such a noob..lol
#28CELTEKKPosted 4/13/2014 2:37:01 PM
LordSeifer posted...
none of these wireless specs matter at all if you are using a physical cable, just to make sure, cause it still doesnt seem like you fully got that


don't think that got through.
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#29easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 2:53:17 PM
CELTEKK posted...
LordSeifer posted...
none of these wireless specs matter at all if you are using a physical cable, just to make sure, cause it still doesnt seem like you fully got that


don't think that got through.


To be fair, not much info in my direction..more just "it didn't get through".. It probably didn't but I need more then a few sentences to grasp it.. so maybe a link to a tutorial or website that explains it better..?

thanks
#30ShubPosted 4/13/2014 3:55:23 PM
At this point I would just stick with with the router you have. It does 802.11n perfectly fine and that way you'll have 802.11ac available to you when more devices support it or whenever you acquire a device that supports it. Granted I don't know if that D-Link you have is any good, but just on principle I'd stick with 802.11ac if I were buying a router now.
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