My question is this. I heard if you have a mixed bag (N and G devices) the router will revert to G speeds and I won't realize any benefit of upgrading my router to N unless I change out my remaining devices to N capabilities. Any truth to this, or will my devices with N capabilities get increased speed?
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Some questions I have regarding the purchase of a new router (mine broke):
I have to admit that I haven't been up on the latest in wireless standards lately. Is Wireless N a standard yet, or should I stick with G? My existing wireless connections are all built in to laptops, so I don't really have any legacy Wireless G technology that would go to waste.
I'm not a tinkerer, so probably wouldn't need an open source router, or would I? Are there other advantages that should lean me in tha t direction?
I have a MediaSmart Server, so I'll be using the network heavily to stream video and audio as well as backup my devices. I would love to do this wirelessly if possible.
Any thoughts, inputs would be appreciated!
It really depends on your needs. If live in a modest size condo like I do and just need wireless for browsing, then wireless G is sufficient as you can get good signal though. However, if you live in a larger home then wireless N is not only faster but it also provides a greater area of coverage so you can get a decent signal even if you are not close to your router or if you are on another fllor.
john school said: i bought a gateway laptop and all i have is a power cord,could someone please tell me what i need to get on the internet, my son will use this for home schooling. i am looking for the cheapest route of course. thanks
If you have a router, then all you need is an ethernet cable. But if you have a wireless router, you have everything you need already.
will someone please explain to me what is the purpose of having a wireless router and an USB adapter for a lap top. Do you have to have both of these devices for an older lap top to have access to the internet. And also what is a wireless card and its purpose and also how to find out where they are available. I have an older lap top that was used when I purchased it (IBM 760EL, think pad). Please tell me what I need to purchase in order to have internet. Thanks
I'm tech-challenged & trying to make my home wireless. I have timewarner modem with cable, phone, and internet but also need internet access to living room with tv/wii and 2 other bedroom tvs- any sugestions?
Lillian said: I have a desktop.Someone told me if I get a router I don't have to pay for internet service is this ture.LillianNo, it's not true, unless you have a nieghbor who pays for internet service, and they let you tap in. Then what you need is an adapter, not a router. And it would have to be a nieghbor who is close enough for you to get the signal.
i have 802.11g wireless adapter in my laptop. would i benefit from an N router. if not can I. what should i do?
I have a question for you all..My built in wireless just went on my toshiba laptop so i had a netgear wireless usb 54g laying around and it runs good..I just received a new mini realtek wireless (N) usb and the speed just dropped in half..
I am running a netgear wireless (g) router..Do I need a wireless (N) router???
Dave Chud, yes, you will need an N router in order to get N speeds with your N wireless USB adapter. Some of those mini USB adapters don't get a very good signal, in my experience. But back to your question, if you don't have a need for faster network performance (like streaming movies), then you're probably fine just to stay at G speeds and use the G USB adapter.
The gig is mainly based on a "pump and dump" sales gimmick to get you to buy the newer technology when it is the same as the old technology. I have seen wireless technology from the foundation all the way up to what it is today and it is absurd that status quo has made its way into the computer world.
For the elite computer users and hacker of the like I surely think you can see what the ploy and gimmick is here (new equipment with less room for improvement) therby forcing you as a customer to upgrade yet again if you want the "best of the best" however, in my world the best is what you can make yourself and laugh at the lamers who pay for your ingenius ideas.
Hi, I have a question regarding wireless N routers. I currently have a wireless G router, and am looking to upgrade top a N router based on my 2 PCs not being able to DL anything with out affecting the other PC (greatly, 1/4 the dl speed maybe less 400kb/s opposed to 2.2mb/s +). The PCs are NOT wireless, they use a port each. So will an N router deliver a better connection to both or will that always affect 2 PCs no matter what the router. Thanks in advance.
can i use the Tomato firmware of Netgear MNDR3800 n600 on a MNDR3700 N600V2?
Hi Peter, I just ordered a Apple TV 1080p and a new iPad, is wireless-N help to stream or download movies?
I just ordered a Apple TV and a new iPad, is wireless-N router help to stream HD movies? Can you recommend a good wireless N router can cover the whole house and backyard?
I do have DSL (2.2 mbps) connection (Fios not available in my area) at my home. I am told by verizon that I need minimum of 3 mbps for streaming Netflix movies in my basement. Will wireless N router help me to receive signal through Sony google box. Right now I do have no signal or a spotty one.
I do have DSL connection (2.2 mbps speed) at my home (Fios not avilable). I am told by the Verizon that I need a minimum of 3 mps speed to stream Netflix movies in my basement (through Sony Google box). Right now I don't have any signal or a spotty one. Will wirelss N router help me to enhance signal?