[Battlemesh] OT: Badly balanced devices [was: What hardware still works?]

Jonathan Morton chromatix99 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 19:24:34 CET 2016

> On 24 Feb, 2016, at 20:10, Juliusz Chroboczek <jch at pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr> wrote:
>> Some glinet models advertise 300mbps radio side with a 100mbps ethernet side.
> Well, 300Mbps is at most 120Mbps above the MAC, so that's not *that*
> shocking

My Airport Extreme Base Station, which dates from the days of draft-n, is basically that spec.  It was slightly harder to get proper GigE equipment back then; there were still a lot of PCI (not PCIe) chipsets being built into things, and GigE switches had a significant price premium on them.

These days it’s noteworthy (in a bad way) when a budget laptop comes with Fast Ethernet instead of GigE.

 - Jonathan Morton

More information about the Battlemesh mailing list