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Thoughts or experience on new Wireless N routers?

 9:06 pm on Oct 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

I purchased a Linksys Wireless-G router with antenna extensions a while back but never got around to setting it up. Lately I've been seeing a few companies pushing the Linksys Wireless-N router, its supposed to be 12 times faster. I'm not looking to network computers, just looking to run my own computer off of a Cat5 cable through the router and let all other PCs in the office use the wireless connection to go online and FTP files up to different sites.

Anyone have good/bad experiences with Wireless N routers by Linksys or any other company? I'm thinking about foregoing the G router I bought and just buying one of these new ones.



 12:36 am on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you are just using it to access the Internet, what's the point? You don't have anywhere near that speed on your Internet connection.

The only think that justifies this is access to resources on an internal LAN. And ones that need a lot of speed, to boot.

802.11g is more than sufficient for any Internet connection, up to the highest speed cable modems available.

And even 802.11b is sufficient for MOST Internet connections.


 10:09 pm on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

So basically its only good if I was sharing info between computers? I'm using a DSL line, main thing was just that I wanted to make sure other computers in the office could upload via FTP without interruptions in the connection.


 8:04 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

With a DSL line (unless it is a VERY fast DSL line), even a b router will be plenty.

Keep in mine, also, that 802.11n is NOT ratified, and is not expected to be ratified until some time in 2007. The last vote on the draft only got 45% approval. They need 75% to ratify.

It's quite possible that current "draft N" routers will not work with equipment built to the final standard.

Stick with the one you have.


 6:26 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Guess I'll stick with that Linksys Wireless G router, then.

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