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Old 11-12-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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my router died and i need to get a new one. i was going to get an "n", but i checked the specs on my acer netbook and it only supports thru "g".

so will a wireless "n" work on my netbook or do i need to get another "g"?

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Old 11-12-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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Chances are your router will be backwards compatible with 802.11g, so it will work - but you'll only get the old g standard speeds.
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thanks, that makes sense. "n" it is. now all i have to do is figure out "which one" to buy.
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Why would you get N??
Unless you're planning to upgrade your laptop it won't make sense, you'll just be wasting money for speed you can't use.
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Default Re: router question - n vs g

My understanding was that he had N based stuff as well, but wanted to make sure stuff that only supported G still worked. If that's the case then great, go ahead and get an N router.

As said about though, if you haven't got any N equipment and you're not planning to upgrade any time soon then it's a waste - just get a G compatible one and save some money!
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My understanding was that he had N based stuff as well, but wanted to make sure stuff that only supported G still worked. If that's the case then great, go ahead and get an N router.
thats correct. our laptops all support "n", my netbook supports "g".
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