My cousin is sharing a connection with her neighbor across the hall (through 4 old, thick walls). She connects to her neighbor's wireless G router with her integrated b/g adapter in her laptop. Due to the density of the walls and the distance to the router, she's having signal strength issues. I'm a bit of a newcomer to 802.11n, and I was wondering:
Would a wireless N usb adapter for her laptop help? or would the extended range only be applicable to an N signal? I'm aware that they're backwards compatible, but I have no idea if that means it still gets better reception for a G signal.
that didnt answer their question... you answered about conecting a G to an N network... they are wanting to connect an N to a G network which is more than fine and shouldnt have any problems...
really should work either way because they are backwards compatible.... BUT you will only get the specs of the slowest one so you wont see any increase in speed... but N adapter has more antennas so i dont know if you would get better reception of the G network, but you wont get a further range in a G network using an N adapter