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Old 03-21-2015, 01:34 PM   #11
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500Mbps isn't a Gigabit either.
Man, unless you move to china you'll never get those speeds in your life time anyway... Lol.
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The reason for the wifi adapter->router connection speeds being 450 or 1300mbps has to do with the ability to transfer data around your network. For instance, if you have a desktop computer downstairs that has a 1.5GB file on it that you want to copy or move to your computer upstairs that's when the 1300mbps speed will be helpful. There's more to a network than how fast of an internet connection you have.
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The reason for the wifi adapter->router connection speeds being 450 or 1300mbps has to do with the ability to transfer data around your network. For instance, if you have a desktop computer downstairs that has a 1.5GB file on it that you want to copy or move to your computer upstairs that's when the 1300mbps speed will be helpful. There's more to a network than how fast of an internet connection you have.
Even on a network a computer with an SSD wouldn't transfer that fast.
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^ Exactly.
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I give up.
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Even on a network a computer with an SSD wouldn't transfer that fast.
Let's clear this up.

Mb = Megabits
MB = Megabytes

Mbps and Mb/s are both abbreviations of Megabits per second, so are used interchangeably. (I'll use Mb/s in this explanation to make it more obvious)

A typical SSD will peak at a sequential read/write rate (claimed) of 500MB/s (MegaBYTEs), if we convert this to Mb/s, then we get a whopping 4000Mb/s, 4 times faster than a Gigabit connection over a local network.

The 14MB/s download speed (actual) you're getting from the ISP is translated to roughly 112Mb/s throughput, so faster than a "G" rated network (on a single channel), but still below the peak performance of an "N" or "AC" rated network.

The main benefit of having a faster network setup (wireless or not) is more closely linked to the benefit of moving files around when they're all linked to the same network connection, A gigabit network when performing at it's theoretical maximum (gigabit/1000Mb/s) transfer rate will typically be able to transfer files at the same rate as a mechanical hard drive is able to write data.

Hope this helps.

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