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Should I upgrate to 802.11G

by rg14 / January 25, 2006 4:33 AM PST

My router is old and runs on 802.11b while my new laptop has the 802.11g inbuilt wireless card. Would changing the router to 802.11g significantly improve my internet speed (I subscribe to the DSL)

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Internet speed
by byker49 / January 25, 2006 4:44 AM PST

Your internet speed is controlled by your internet service provider. You would see no difference.

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Internet speed
by chandirika / April 29, 2010 3:45 PM PDT
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Is it worth it
by snowman2006 / January 25, 2006 7:19 AM PST

Your internet speed will be the same.
If you have more than 1 computer on the router and share files between them your speed will increase dramatically.
802.11b runs at 11 mbs and 802.11g runs at 54 mbs or 108 mbs depending on which 1 you buy. A new router may provide better wireless security. If you decide to upgrade look at your laptop specs to see if it is a 54 mbs or a 108 mbs wireless connection. You may use either 1 no matter what you decide.


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