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Selecting G or N standard

We purchased a new HP Notebook that has a wireless adapter installed:

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G is easy to live with.

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Were you using something else?

Bob

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G or N

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I did have a ethernet network before for two desktops. Now I am setting up with an upgraded desktop (XP Pro, ASUS MB, P4, and 2 gig RAM) along with the new notebook. So this will be a new network setup.

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Many wired 100BT end up...

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At 100 megabit half duplex. If you are in range to the router you'll get about 1/2 that speed. For internet and gaming, more than enough.

Bob

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My two cents. . .

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Any of the wireless networks will be faster than your ISP.

Once you enable encryption your speed will be cut roughly in half. Reason being that each packet is sent with the encryption code. Each PC and router has to decrypt the code slowing the connection. Even a wired connection will never reach the stated speed.

I have a full -G network and I'm pleased.

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Selecting G or N standard

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With the G or N its sort of a toss up. Depending on how you want to use it. If you have a network drive or want to access files on your desktop and others are also using the connection (wired or wireless) you may want the -n. As far as the internet speed it keeps going up so right now your router may be faster than your internet.

Personally I have a g router, but am going to upgrade to a (g or n) but with a 10/100/1000 ethernet (for the desktop, tivo, & network storage drive). With 3 of us using the network drive, etc we need to move up to the 1000 ethernet so that we don't have delays accessing the network drive. (We have music, video's, and some software based on it)

My point is look at what you want to use your network for for potentially for the next 2/3 years. This will work to keep you from having to replace the equipment beofore you need to replace your computer.

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Product suggestions?

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I think I will go with N technology and am interested in the 10/100/1000 technology for the reasons you mention. I have checked out the Linksys WRT350N product but saw an awful review on CNET.

What will you be using?

Thanks for your input.

Rick Dial

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802.11n is not finalized

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Just some comments:

802.11n is not finalized yet, those on the market are either 802.11 pre-n or 802.11n (draft) products.

Since there are other versions of 802.11n draft standard to be issued and will not finalized until 2008, the compatibility and upgrade of these pre-n wireless products will be an issue.

For me, I'm happy with 802.11g products for the time being, the price is reasonable and the performance is pretty good..

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