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Upgrading to a wireless N router

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May 20, 2010 5:41:01 PM

Hello,

I've had a cheap, old wireless g router for a while now that still works really well. The majority of my devices are g so my question is would g devices still benefit from the range boost of a N router. For instance would my xbox which has a wireless g connection see a boost in range if i were to upgrade? Also is there is significant difference in range when using a dual band n router versus a non dual band? Thanks

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May 22, 2010 8:54:17 AM

If it ain't broke don't fix it. The gains when all your other gear is g will be little or nothing. I'd wait until something breaks or you upgrade one of the connected devices to n.
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May 29, 2010 4:27:07 AM

Yeah thats true. Well thank you for the clarification. I'll probably hold off for a little while although I might upgrade for the gigabit ethernet ports sooner rather than later
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