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February 13, 2010 12:26:29 AM

Hi all, just wondering if anyone can help, I am having virgin broadband installed soon, and will be receiving an N series router, I have a wireless G at the moment and not long bought the wireless adapter to match it. So my question is, will this adapter I have finally got work with the N series router? Will it actually connect at more that 54mbps (which is the maximum it will get at the moment)???
Any help would be gratefully received!

Kind Regards,

Wig!

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February 13, 2010 7:50:09 AM

Yes it will work, so long as in the router's wireless settings, wireless mode you select G or mixed mode.

No, you won't gain any speed from N router except with G wireless adapters.

Does it matter ? Probably not, given that the max speed from Virgin is less than the stated speed of the adapter -- and all the figures are lies anyway !
February 14, 2010 3:49:54 AM

Oh right! Cheers for that! I thought that would be the case!

So you don't rate virgin then, my friend? The bride needs it for work as the council use virgin media themselves and prefer it. I would stay with talk talk, as they have been alot better than AOL ever was, and no connection issues at all! Is there anything that I need to look out for with virgin then? Any major problems???

Thanks for the reply!

Wig!
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
February 14, 2010 8:43:48 AM

Virgin is no worse than any other as far as speed promised/delivered is concerned.

The only thing you may be aware of is that as the service reaches more people on the loop the speed deteriorates -- obviously more so at certain times of day. Lucky friends of mine were the first on a cable loop and had spectacular speeds because they were the only users !

The lies really refer to wireless networking -- what claims to be 54mbs will never exceed 20 or so because it's a duplex system -- and then you have to allow for further gross losses at the limits of range or due to interference.
March 5, 2010 6:16:44 AM

Just had the virgin fitted, the wife has noticed the difference in speed on her laptop running windows 7, but my pc running xp is just the same with the G adapter, would it be that her new laptop already has an N series wireless card in it? Would it be a bit quicker if I purchased an N compatible one?

Cheers!

Wig!
March 9, 2010 7:30:25 PM

There would be no point unless you want to send files between your PC and her laptop a little faster. Your G connection is already much faster than your actual internet connection, so if there were any gains, they would be so little that you wouldn't notice them in daily use.

I upgraded from G to N and saw no difference in my internet speeds. My network speeds were much higher, but since I only use my network for internet connection, they were negligible.
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