Wireless Internet Adapter = N1, but Wireless Router = G

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  1. isocene

    isocene New Member

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    Would it make a difference if my Router was an N1 also? If so, will it be a big enough of a difference to invest 100-120 in one? Just bought an N1 Wireless adapter (Belkin) for my computer and found out my router I'm using is a G still (Dlink)
     
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    Was there even a point of me getting an N1 over a G for a wireless adapter then?
     
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    really? or are you just trying to make me feel like I wasted 100 bucks, if so you're doing a good job :wtc:
     
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    not trying to make you feel one way or the other.


    however, I do feel think you wasted 100 bucks.
     
  7. isocene

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    Alright, atleast the adapter works fine so far. Thanks for saving me 100 bucks
     
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    Can you give me a little more information on why N1 wouldn't be worth it? On the box it looks really nice with all the 5x this and 12x that :)
     
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    your internet connection is signifigantly slower than the 54G transfer rates. And draft-N has been unable to provide a reasonable increase in performance over 54G for the price. I have gotten nothing but "meh" from all the products.
     
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    Funny how a lot of people don't understand this, but they keep selling a crap load of new wireless routers!
     
  11. isocene

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    I see, anyway I can check that or is that kinda like a known fact
     
  12. Sexual Vanilla

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    You do not have a 54 Mbps connection. Trust us.
     
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    LOL so that's what 54G means!? so G is 54 Mbps? WTF is N1?
     
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    N Max is 248 Mbps, typical is 74 Mbps
     
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    So it's for businesses/companies and stuff?
     
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    no one needs N. There is nothing that really benefits from it. And if you're doing heavy data xfers, you should be using cat6, anyway.
     
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    The only thing I was excited about N was the possibility of range increase. Now, it doesn't seem like it's much of an improvement...at least not now.
     
  18. Slid.

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    The only way you'd notice a difference at those speeds would be *local* file transfer (sending stuff from one pc to another pc in your house) -- there would be no benefit when connecting to the Internet.
     
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    If you want the speed of G without the airwave interference, use A instead. It's older, and supposedly it's made obsolete by G, but it uses N's frequency range which means all your neighbors with G routers won't interfere with your internet anymore. The signal is weaker than G, but with the lower interference and a set of high-gain antennas (which a lot of cards and routers come with anyway nowadays), the range is comparable.

    EDIT: The final nail in the coffin for buying a draft-N router is that there is no way the IEEE can 100% guarantee that draft-N hardware will be able to meet final-N's needs. They've already changed the spec once, and given how long it's taking them to finalize the protocol, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them change the hardware requirements again. Then you're out 100 bucks AND your hardware is useless.
     

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