Wireless Draft N - Good or Bad?

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  1. ProSlayer

    ProSlayer OT Supporter

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    I am looking for a router that has a really long range and does not drop connection often, so I was thinking about buying a Wireless N router, which claims that it has twice the range of Wireless G. Of course, I would have to buy a Wireless N PCI card along with it, so I was thinking about buying these two items:

    Wireless N Linksys Router
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124085

    USB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124093

    or

    PCI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124069

    I am not sure which interface would be better for reception: USB or PCI?
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    If you buy it, don't complain if it turns out to be incompatible with the final standard. Until the standard is finalized, the IEEE or ISO or whoever is working on it can't be absolutely certain what the hardware requirements will be.

    This happened before with 56k modems; before the V.92 standard was finalized, there were two competing standards, X2 from US Robotics and K56Flex from...I don't remember who anymore. Both promised that the hardware would be compatible with the final standard when it came out, but by the time they managed to get the standard to work right, the hardware requirements had been changed and the modems that hadn't been built for it couldn't use it. The owners were up shit creek.
     
  3. trouphaz

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    the one major difference between wireless N and 56K modems is that you are in control of both halves of the network where with the 56K modems, the ISP was in control of one half of the connection. so, as long as both of your N devices communicate well with each other, you should be fine... fine until you want to add another device or connect to another network. in that case, you may need to drop to G to make it work.
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    Sure, as long as all the machines are using the same brand and the same draft standard, you should be fine. But I'd rather wait until they have a standard that everyone has to use.
     

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