wireless N?

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  1. NCS

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    if i buy a laptop with wireless N, will it connect to wireless b/g networks/routers?
     
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    Absolutely.
     
  3. NCS

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    thank you
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    You can't buy a laptop with 802.11n; it hasn't been released yet. All you can buy is hardware that will (so they claim) be compatible with 802.11n when it finally comes out.
     
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    yeah, draft N. meaning it isn't the official hardware. however it should work with N when it comes out and if it doesn't, they will probably release a firmware upgrade
     
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    That's what I'm hoping for at least. And no, I did not pay 1400 dollars for that laptop. :hsugh:
     
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    There's a good chance that draft-n, although firmware will be available, will not be 100% identical to true-n hardware. It is speculated that performance will not match. I recommend waiting till the spec is proper. For the time being, get the Intel wireless ABG card so it's "Centrino".
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    It's not like you can't just pop out the wireless card and replace it with a real 802.11n card when they finally get released. For my part, if I'm going to have to replace it either way, I'd rather get a cheaper, older card than a more expensive, newer card.
     
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    I still use 802.11g. I don't see the fuss over anything else. 802.11g was a HUGE improvement over 802.11b. I have tried the various pre-N (Netgear 108Mbps and Linksys 125Mbps) and draft-N products and I am simply not impressed. None of them are a viable replacement for a hard-wired connection for lots of data-xfer.

    So I continue using my existing method of 802.11g for convienence, and 802.3 for high-performance data transfer.

    And I don't understand the "range" argument. I have 2.75 acres and I get good signal throughout my home and all around my property. I am having a new workshop built at the far-end of the property, so that raises somewhat of a concern, but I may address that with a simple fiber connection and transceiver.
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    You're having a workshop built for you? Hmmph! Some rugged-outdoorsy-type you are.
     
  12. P07r0457

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    My good friend is a general contractor. He's taking care of permits, running water, electricity, etc. I'll take care of pulling the fiber, and I'll help him build it. But there's certain things I do need him to do to stay legal.

    And when a professional offers to do all this for you for nothing other than dinner (which I would pay for anyway) and cost of materials then I'll take them up on the offer. I have better things to occupy my time then trying to learn the building code.
     
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    Running water in a workshop?! Pshaw!
     
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    yep. It's going to have a sink and faucet inside, as well as hose attachment on the outside.
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    Oh, so it's a house.

    :squint:

    What the hell are you going to be working on in that workshop that you need running water, heat, and fiber cable? WMDs?
     
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    I have a table saw, mitre saw, drill press, etc. I have been doing more and more hands-on stuff that requires space to work. I am moving it all out of the garage and into it's own workshop.
     

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