We can really only talk about our own experiences with wireless - might has not been good.
When I was up in Iowa, where it was a good mile between me and the next wireless network
>decide between the wired and wireless network.
I tried and tried to go completely wireless around the office. I've spent about a thousand on routers and cards over the last two years.
I just finished ripping out the cards last week and going back to a full wired system.
> Is 802.11g a must,
c) future expansion.
d) better signal to noise ratio (if you are in the states make sure to get 5.8ghz cordless phones instead of those in the 2ghz band). Hawkgirl can't use her phone and the internet at the same time. The phone knocks her wireless offline ever time. Leaving in an apt complex where there are alot of 2mhz range phones means alot of head aches for her.
Don't mess with B any more.
> A Linksys router and D-Link cards.
Yes, but they don't always play nicely.
> interference/dropped signal with wireless?
Tons. Things you are in for going wireless.
Lots of reboots. If you drop wireless carrier, windows doesn't always ack that you have picked it back up. Instead, you end up doing alot of rebooting to solve problems.
If you turn on/off alot of equipment, half your network will often drop those.
Bascially, the only solution is to leave all machines on all the time.
Are you in a "noisy" area? Like an apt complex? I leave in a dense neighborhood. I am picking up 5 other wireless networks right now. I am to the point of almost giving up my interent connection and just using my neighbors - lol. All that noise can cause drops and reconnects.
Speed. You will certainly notice a difference in speed between a 10/100 hardwire and a wireless. There is a lag time to every click with wireless. It makes no difference if that wireless router is within inches of you machine - there is always overhead with any request. (noticeable overhead). Once it starts - it isn't too bad, but you will notice the lag.
Security - although it is a pain, don't skimp - go for it. I can browse some of my neighbors computers at will if I wanted.
> I co-oped four wires of the telephone line to use for ethernet,
Thanks - that is an EXCELLENT suggestion, that might just solve part of my own wiring problem.