If that's a typical home network, the 2 different radios and the ethernet are all one collision domain, so yeah, Chromecast and similar devices will work just fine. If you have separate network segments (think separate IP subnets) then you have issues and need to do gatewaying and other assorted hacks.
You're confusing aggregate bandwidth of the access point with the protocols supported. 802.11ac is a 5Ghz protocol only, and an 802.11ac client will only be connecting at 5Ghz.
802.11ac is 5Ghz only.
Generally you'd want to use some other device for DHCP, probably your router in a SOHO setup.
Of course, it's perfectly valid to say that Comcast customers are requesting 5 times more content from Level 3 customers than they are sending Level 3 customers. So seems to hardly be a Level 3 issue.
No, Apple is a hardware company that develops software to ensure hardware brand loyalty. The main reason they sell hardware is because that's the only way they could become a $100 billion company.
Name some Apple hardware that works with third-party software. Now name some Apple software that works with third-party hardware.
I don't dispute that the hardware isn't so special, and that the software inside is what makes it better. But don't jump to the conclusion that they are thus a software company. Be amazed at how they can use custom software to drive sales of expensive, profitable hardware.
>Name some Apple hardware that works with third-party software.
Macintoshes. iPhones. iPads.
>Now name some Apple software that works with third-party hardware.
MacOS. iPhoto. iMovie. Apature. Final Cut Pro. Probably some others...
Having played around with various wardriving tools, it seems to me it would be really hard to accidentally capture packet payloads.
No, Apple's never used a proprietary format, they use AAC.
So your time, effort, and brain are worthless?
About a 3rd of our wireless clients at any given time are 5Ghz devices, at about 2 to 1