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Old 08-11-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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I am thinking of buying a wireless N router as I need to install in my sister's house so I can surf there or at my mother's house which is nearby. I am getting the N router primarily because the G router currently at my sister's house doesn't have a range far enough to reach my mothers house. A wireless N would be perfect however my laptop has no built in N router, only a/g. My question is would I have to also upgrade my wireless card to N to pickup the signal or would my G card pick up the signal ok?

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Old 08-11-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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Wireless n will be backwards compatible with with your wireless g card.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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The G card will work but I don't believe you'll get any of the supposed extended range of N.

I haven't been impressed with what I've seen of N so far. The range still sucks even when using an access point and adapter from the same manufacturer and series.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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You still have 'g' on the laptop end, with all the limitations of the 'g' standard. I suspect you will gain nothing over current 'g' router.
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