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How fast is it (real world)?
A full strength 802.11b signal will get you about 3.5-4.5 Mbps without WEP
enabled. With WEP enabled, expect 2.5-3.5 Mbps. As you put walls and
distance between your wireless adapter and your access point, your speed
will drop. Don't expect to put more than a few walls between you and your
access point. (click here for network speeds explained)
" The net data rate is somewhere at 20 Mbps or south; 54 Mbps is the raw
rate. " (Same caveats.)
"James" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> i have upload speed of 256kpbs, download of 3mbps. Which
> should i get? is g going to be waste of money, or is b
> going to stop me from reaching the full speed?