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Wireless N

By dan_me
Dec 16, 2007
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  1. Hello,
    I just need to buy some accesories for a Dell Inspiron 1720 notebook, the internal NIC which is a Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N card and a wireless N router, which i chose 5-Port WNR854T RangeMax™ NEXT Gigabit Edition Wireless-N Router from Netgear, both to reach fastest speed in the wireless home network i'm willing to make.

    The problem is what it writes here as a Note:
    dell.com/content/learnmore/learnmore.aspx?c=us&l=en&ref=CFG&s=dhs&~id=hmc_wireless_inspn&~lt=popup&~series=inspn

    Note: Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N card requires a 5GHz Wireless-N router

    5-Port WNR854T RangeMax™ NEXT Gigabit Edition Wireless-N Router from Netgear is only at 2.5GHz and i don't know another such a good router like it also at 5GHz.

    Is it a mistake the Dell Note?
    As i know it would match any 2.4GHz Wireless N router.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I'm sure it will still work at 2.4GHz frequencies just maybe not as well as you would be hoping for (still better than 802.11G speeds).
  3. dan_me

    dan_me TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Why not, the internal card is one of the best, part of the Centrino Duo and the router is a speedy gigabit router Wireless N at 300mbps and i was told that i don't need to work on 5GHz, just for extra range if i need.

    Thanks for your opinion.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well the good thing about the 5GHz frequency range is that it is not affected by other wireless devices running in that 2.4GHz range & therefore the bandwidth effectively available to you is much closer to the theoretical values.
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