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Old 06-13-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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i suggest netgear. they just seem to work well, simple as that. maybe even consider a wireless N one. will be future proof and should come in useful
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:05 PM   #12
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Alright, that helps Freestyler105, so what's Wireless-N? I've not heard of that before.
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Alright, that helps Freestyler105, so what's Wireless-N? I've not heard of that before.
A typical wireless router is 802.11g, or wireless-G (the 802.11 is the IEEE name for Wi-Fi, the G stands for the protocol). A router that supports 802.11n, or wireless-N, is just faster. All wireless-N capable routers are backward compatible though.

802.11g is 54 megabits/second, or 6.75 megabytes/second. 802.11n is up to 300 megabits/second, or 37.5 megabytes/second. In comparison, a standard CAT5 ethernet cable is only 100 megabits/second or 12.5 megabytes/second.
So basically wireless-N is just a lot faster.
The thing is, wireless-N isn't a finalized standard yet, which is why everything is "Draft N".

Keep in mind though, your wireless adapter must support wireless-N to get the faster speeds.
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yes there are 4 types of speeds g is a standard now and n is the next step up.
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just makes sense to be prepared. the N routers arnt too much more anyway, and most new laptops come with wireless N
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does that include yours dude?
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:49 PM   #17
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does that include yours dude?
um yeah. luckily it does lol
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A typical wireless router is 802.11g, or wireless-G (the 802.11 is the IEEE name for Wi-Fi, the G stands for the protocol). A router that supports 802.11n, or wireless-N, is just faster. All wireless-N capable routers are backward compatible though.

802.11g is 54 megabits/second, or 6.75 megabytes/second. 802.11n is up to 300 megabits/second, or 37.5 megabytes/second. In comparison, a standard CAT5 ethernet cable is only 100 megabits/second or 12.5 megabytes/second.
So basically wireless-N is just a lot faster.
The thing is, wireless-N isn't a finalized standard yet, which is why everything is "Draft N".

Keep in mind though, your wireless adapter must support wireless-N to get the faster speeds.

Go with the dLink N router its worth it. The signal strength is great! (but then again you need an N card). Its a little costly however if you have the money to spend on it I would do it. Linksys N routers, I hear are also good, however, i personally have always had horrible experiences with linksys routers, where I have i had to reset the router or reboot it sometimes even twice in a day. But then again I never did the firmware updates on my linksys routers.
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all i know of is the 5 port linksys and mine works great we hav like 10 people on it and its fine. other companies, maybe netgear or cycsco (if they make them) but i don't know any better ones than them.
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Yes Cisco makes routers ...

I have a Linksys BEFSX41 router, its rock solid i have around 4 months uptime now. Last time it was rebooted was during a power outage and it came back up by it self when power was restored to the house.

I have noticed that i have better luck when using a WRT54G as a wap compared to a router. When the WR54G does both routing and wlan it locks up alot.

WR54G is not a good router, but is a great wap

Dont expect 300 megabits from a N router, just like you never get 1000 megabits from a gigabit network.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:13 PM   #20
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Ok thanks for all the help i really appreciate it!
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