What is the actual difference in performance between 450Mbps and 300Mbps products?
Many different environmental factors affect performance. With that said, the highest performing 300Mbps products available today can sustain actual throughput in the range of 110Mbps under ideal conditions. Tests from independent reviewers of our 450Mbps products have resulted in sustained wireless throughput in excess of 150Mbps with peaks in throughput that exceed 200Mbps! With respect to wireless coverage, independent tests have also indicated that 450Mbps products offer significant improvements in wireless coverage.
If users connect a 300Mbps adapter to a 450Mbps router, will the throughput to be limited to 300Mbps?
Yes that is correct. The highest wireless speed supported between two devices is limited to that of the lowest wireless technology of each device. Therefore if you are connecting say, a 150Mbps adapter, then the highest theoretical speed supported is 150Mbps. Please note however, that TRENDnet is the only networking brand to currently offer 450Mbps adapters that allow users to connect to 450Mbps routers at their full rated theoretical speed.
When did TRENDnet launch 450Mbps adapters to market?
We launched the first 450Mbps gaming adapter in January of this year, and then the first 450Mbps USB adapter this May. The gaming adapter is designed to connect media console devices such as Internet TVs, Gaming Consoles, and Network enabled DVRs over a high performance 450Mbps connection with a 450Mbps router. The 450Mbps USB adapter is well suited to connect laptop and desktop computers to a 450Mbps router.