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Router g to n

by satish_997 / March 27, 2008 1:59 AM PDT

I have a g router now but would like to switch to an n. Could I just switch out my g router with an n and my wireless g card with an n card to gain all the benefits of an 'n' internet connection or is there something else I must do?

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What benefits?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 2:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Router g to n

The speed of 802.11g is many times that of most internet connections. What benefits are there?

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n supposedly faster than g
by satish_997 / March 27, 2008 3:30 AM PDT
In reply to: What benefits?

Here's part of an overview of a 'n' D-link router on Newegg:

"The D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) lets you quickly create a secure wireless network using the latest Draft 802.11n wireless technologies offering greater range and data speeds than the older 802.11b/g standards, (when used with compatible Draft 802.11n wireless adapters) while still being fully backwards compatible with them?perfect for mixed-mode environments."

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But your internet speed will be the same.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 3:52 AM PDT

Let's examine our goals here.

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why upgrades at all then?
by satish_997 / March 27, 2008 5:17 AM PDT

Why have there been upgrades at all then from a to b to today's g standard?

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Ahh, 802.11b could be lower than some internet connections.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 5:35 AM PDT

Not all but some. That's a worthwhile move.

802.11n could help in the time it takes to copy a file over wifi but for the internet, no.


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that makes sense
by satish_997 / March 27, 2008 6:07 AM PDT

okay, thanks!

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reasons for wifi upgrading
by cprof / March 27, 2008 1:40 PM PDT

you may want to stream video over your home network

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(NT) I streamed such over B!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 9:12 PM PDT
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