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802.11b vs 802.11g

by pnandy / June 24, 2006 3:53 PM PDT

I use a laptop that is 802.11g compatible but my current router is 802.11b. I have Cox cable internet service. Will I see a difference if I upgrade to 802.11g?

I am just curious if Cox cable speed is fast enough that I will see a difference?

Thank you!!

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Internet connectivity speed....
by Michael Geist / June 24, 2006 9:31 PM PDT
In reply to: 802.11b vs 802.11g

is rarely effected by the mix of ''B'' and ''G'' devices. Your Internet likely runs at a lower rate than the 11Mbps offered by ''B''. LAN transfers will suffer however.

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Re: Wireless Speeds
by basesloaded190 / June 26, 2006 3:21 PM PDT

Not necisarily....

Wireless B speeds fall more quickly at longer distances than wireless G. In other words, you'd see faster speeds at ninety feet away from your router while using wireless G than you would with wireless B.

The big question is how far away do you get from your router while using your wireless network?

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