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[Confused] Wireless Router

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November 29, 2009 7:25:02 AM

Hi All

Thanks for looking at my thread.

With my 3yo Netgear WGT-624 dead, i am in the market for new router. However my situation is a bit complicated for me to make decision.

my Network client is as : 1. Desktop PC with USB G wireless, 1 Mac laptop (bootcampped) with N wiresss, Squeezebox V2 (B wireless) and a home server (wired).


I was wandering if its actually worth it for me to get N router or i'd better off with G router (dd-wrt) e.g.: Buffalo WHR-G125 or WRT54GL. If N router can you recommend me a cheap worthy one ?

My concern:
1. Availability/Stability
2. Speed
3. Price
4. Range (not much since i am on 150msqr apartment)


Cheers and thanks for the response.

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December 2, 2009 1:11:35 PM

An 11n AP will give you the exact same performance for b/g clients as a b/g only AP and is supposed to give you more speed and more range for 11n clients. So, it's all down to how much you want to spend ;) 
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December 3, 2009 2:29:52 PM

I understand with B/G device but the macbook laptop has N network. Will it drop to B/G speed and range too ? or it will be on N speed and range ?
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December 12, 2009 8:21:26 PM

thoeng said:
I understand with B/G device but the macbook laptop has N network. Will it drop to B/G speed and range too ? or it will be on N speed and range ?


I'm in a similar situation. My parents' G router needs to be replaced and for the most part all devices are G, yet some are N. From what I've seen it seems to be that any G devices would cause the N device(s) to drop to the G speed.

I'm a little confused on this one, so hopefully someone else can reply and clear this up. Previously, I've used a B device and G device on a G router. The B ran at 11mbps and G device at 54. I would have expected N to be the same with a router that is N, however I've read things that lead me otherwise.

Right now I'm debating whether or not to get them a G router or N. If an N router will run everything at G speeds because there are G devices then I don't see much of a point to get N.
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