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Laptop Wireless b/g card, worth geting a n router?

By 12lochtee
Jun 27, 2008
  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    It will work. As far as speed gain I don't know if it would make any big gains
     
  2. 12lochtee

    12lochtee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you again tmagic650(you helped me the other day) but would i be better off geting a wireless g and one of those cheap 7$ 5x range extenders?
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    Yes, I would say that would be a better way to go...
     
  4. 12lochtee

    12lochtee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wait witch way n or g+antenna?
     
  5. 12lochtee

    12lochtee TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    Yes they are good
     
  7. 12lochtee

    12lochtee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cut- thanks!
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,958   +587

    802.11n; NIX :(

    Everyone want's speed; but at what price? The IEEE 802.11n specification as of the time of this writing not yet been adopted! (April 2008)
    If you read carefully the spec sheet on such devices in the market, you will see they are all PRE-802.11n.
    The manufacturers are betting that the nominated specification will be finally adopted and/or they can upgrade the firmware (ie the
    software within the device) later to make these devices compliant. If you are willing to bet with the manufacturers,
    then go ahead and get one. By the way, you better get ALL your networking devices from the same manufacturer,
    as there are frequently compatibility issues when you mix and match different venders!

    caveat emptor
     
  9. 12lochtee

    12lochtee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok.. i dont know what a lot of that ment but i think im geting a linksys n router from my link above... thanks you two!
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,958   +587

    it means 802.11n can be a big problem!
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,958   +587

    btw: if RANGE is an issue for you, google for MIMO Routers
     
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