just bought wireless router.... some questions

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    it says it's 802.11b enhanced 11b
    2.4 ghz and 22mbps

    can someone explain what that 22 mbps means?

    because i bought an extra ethernet wireless card for the router but on the back it says it supports 11mbps
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    That is enhanced 802.11b, aka 802.11b+. Basically, it allows for data transfer of a max of 22mb/s(b as in bits). normal 802.11b supports up to 11mb/s. to get full benefit you would need an 11b+ router and 11b+ card. but an 11b+ router works just as good as an 11b router with 11b cards.
    What brand did you get?
     
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    i got wireless d-link 802.11b enhanced 11b and it came with a 24mbps card (100 bucks), i also bought a linksys card but it only supports 11mbps (50 extra bucks)

    so is this just the speed for files sharing in local network?
     
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    Yes that will only be the speed on the local network. Your internet connection is still limited by your ISP (if that is what you were asking ;))
     
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    aight, cool :) (yes thats what i was askign)
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    update you're firmware and your drivers.
    I got the same set and i had a couple of minor things that annoyed me, but once i updated, everything was fine, and I even got a stronger signal with better distance.
     
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    oh really? :cool:

    what kind of minor things? to update i just go to their site right? or does software have the update utility? (have installed it yet, that's why i am asking)
     
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    Well, the routing feature was kinda buggy at first, but thats all i can remember.

    yeah, got to www.d-link.com and click support on the top. then choose your model number from the click-down box. Just make sure you update the firmware from a Hardwire connection.

    One of my reccomendations is to go and look at each menu at least once so you can get a feel for where everything is and what all you can do.
     

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