Wireless Networking: Do I really need Wireless-G?

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  1. jayC

    jayC n/a

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    Its good for transfer around 50Mbps, but costs about $40 more than Wireless-B, which allows 10Mbps. Right now, I'm on cable and no where near the 10MBps. Any reason to go with Wireless-G?
    Thx.
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    only if you plan on doing large file transfers between the PC's.
     
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    Yes, I plan on downloading movies and stuff like that. Why would it be better for large files?, I thought it only controlled the file transfer speeds .

    So I should get the Wireless-G?

    Thanks
     
  4. autox

    autox OT Supporter

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    he means between different computers in the house, but even then I dont think that its that big of a deal, unless your transferring like gigs of files per day between comps.
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Yes, that is what i meant.
     
  6. allurbaseblng2me

    allurbaseblng2me New Member

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    wireless-G doesn't affect your download rate from the internet. It affects transfer rate b/w computers on a LAN.

    i.e, nice for LAN parties etc.
     
  7. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    go with the G, it's only 40$ more expensive, and it's not like one buys router everyday, buy the G instead of two years later having to go out and buy another one

    that's my 2 canadian cents, which is equal to -.000001 US cent
     
  8. vudoodoodoo

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    Might as well go with the G so you won't have to upgrade for a long time.
     
  9. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i have a b and am getting a g because i built a media server for all my mp3's, movies, etc. and the b doesn't quite stream content like full size movies without halting a little.
     
  10. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    If you're moving files over 25mb over your LAN, you'll DEFINITELY want G.

    For just browsing the web and downloading, B is fast enough and you really won't notice a difference.
     

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