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When will wireless N routers be a viable solution?

by Disneyfan / July 8, 2007 1:24 AM PDT

I have a home-based computer service business catering to residential customers. When someone asks me for advice on a wireless router, up until now I have been recommending that they stay away from wireless-N. Most of what I have heard before was that it was not officially sanctioned yet and that the specs are still subject to change. Is there a time frame for when wireless-N will be a viable solution for the general public?

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Seems like today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 2:45 AM PDT

I was just looking them over and since most models support 802.11 b, g and "N" in a mix and match setup why isn't a N router acceptable to you?

I know there are issues with mixing vendors and the drivers have a mix of quality but since they all can fall back to 802.11g you can use them today.

Bob

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Isn't there a possibility that when the spec is finalized...
by Disneyfan / July 8, 2007 3:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems like today.

...that it may be different and that the component may not be upgradeable?

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 5:11 AM PDT

But in the meantime you can use it. It's like fretting that your PCI slots will be out of date when the final spec comes out. Almost all desktops prior to a few years ago didn't do the full PCI 2.2 spec but they work fine even today.

Bob

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