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Can i use 802.11b/g devices with wireless n router.

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March 4, 2010 1:35:10 PM

1- can i use 802.11b/g devices with wireless n router?
2- Why should i buy wireless n router if i only want to connect my laptop through wifi whereas i have 10Mbit internet connection.


Is in this situation wireless router b/g not enough?
March 4, 2010 2:09:16 PM

1. Yes. All versions of wireless are backwards compatible. A N router will allow connections to lower speeds.

2. Considering that many N routers are roughly the same price as lower routers, I would get the faster one. If you were to get faster connections, the router wouldn't bottleneck the system. So while you might not need it now, you could need it later, so the extra little bit now would save you more later.
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