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i read recently an article dealing with best wireless router to choose , they said that n technology has became stable now and some n routers can go near the theoretic 300mb speed, i'm thinking of upgrading my Linksys WRT54G2 G router with an n router (e300 or e4200) but i read some bad reviews about coverage and speed. so i want to know if really an n router is better than a g one especially that it's in draft mode.
I voted G and N even though I have G. I plan to buy a new 802.11n PCI card that is fully compatible with Linux, as I'm familiar with Atheros a5k module and I don't know any consumer wireless PCI cards that support Linux -- that is, if it has an Atheros chipset in a PCI card. I have Ubuntu Server 10.04 rinning in my server and I plan to keep it that way until 12.04.
Note that I did voted anonymously (G and N) before I login, though.
I'm using a Belkin N+ v1.0. It's no longer available, unfortunately, but was the preferred model (for me) because a lot of modification can be done to the software ROM that the v1.1 and v2.0 were locked out of, and it's processing capabilities makes it a very tough active firewall... which is good, because I seem to attract port hackers like I'm wearing bait.
The system is restricted to 300Mbps, where the newer models that replaced the N+ can do 600Mbps, but the N+ has a far better antenna structure had can hit high speeds at double the range, and given the interference I get from fluorescent ballasts (every light in my home has an independent ballast) I need that strong signal, plus it offers a 10Gbps switch with 4 1Gbps ports, which is needed due to the large amount of video and audio rendering I do across the network.
I only have one N capable device attached, which is a dual-core laptop which slaves in for video work. Everything else in the house is G+ (108Mbps) or G (54Mbps), but those are typically internet-purposed machines with limited connection to the local network.
i have N capable machines but no N router but maybe next month...that new linksys router seems cool
I have a Belkin Wireless N150 router, as it was only $30US at Target, which replaced a dying Netgear 108mps mimo G router, and a dying Trendnet 54mps G router, but my laptop, netbook, Wii, and 2nd guest desktop all have Wireless G built into them, which is generally fast enough for my needs, but I do have a Belkin Wireless N key for my laptop, when my internal Wireless G feels like acting up.
So whats the difference between these? And whats considered best? Am not into wireless connection, i have a wireless router but have wireless switch off and using good old cables for my desktop :)
over here in monterrey mexico G is predominant and i have several N computers but with the bad bandwidth over here (less than 2mbps) i yet have to see if their is any benefit in N protocol
Wow, there are a few still using 802.11a and 802.11b and still lots using 802.11g.
G for me. I dodnt have a good enough reason to get an N router
Using g now, but FIOS will be out with the rev F FIOS router that has n on it soon!
Been using n for about 3 years now. Have it on wife's laptop, daughter's laptop, and son's desktop. Runs great. Also using wireless Xbox360, a Wii, 2 smartphones, and 2 iPods. I think my family is well connected. Or maybe OVER connected. :)
I find it funny that some folks here even say : G for device A and N for device B.
Unless you have a dual band router (2.4ghz for G/B and 5.8ghz for N), you're USING G if any of your device is G!!!!
I have 2 WAPs, one for G and one for N. I dont set mixed G/N broadcasting. I also set channels to not overlap the freq. (increment of 4 : channel 6 and channel 11)
All my desktops use wired connection (seems to be 100mbps even though all my devices should support 1gbps). My router is old Buffalo with G, my laptop has N and cellphone has G. I really don't find any use for faster wlan unless some ISP starts selling faster than 24mbps connections.
802.11n but my DSL connection is < 2mbps so i can't really take advantage of it. At least it gets better range tho..
I used to have N but my WRT-300N is gone, so not I simply use the G included with my modem.
802.11n. switched from 802.11g last year and found it to be so much faster than 100BASE-TX :O
I use "n" for all my computers and iPad, and "g" for portable devices like smartphones and Nintendo DS family.
I don't use wireless at all. The connection is too unreliable even with a good router and simply cannot perform well enough with a 100Mbit speed even if it would be right next to the computer.
Although I have an N router, I have everything wired up because wireless on it is incredibly poor and it's 1 possible security risk less I have to worry about.
I don't but I can tell you what my neighbours use, mostly G some N
i don't even know how to see which one of them uses my laptop
i have n but im using g right now got to upgrade
lol i hv N+
who uses a or b anymore ? LOL
I use g i see no real need to switch to n, its faster but most devices are wired anyways so first thing i should be doing is getting a gigabit switch.
G for my Android phone
N for my Netbook
Using a Tenda Wireless-N Cable Broadband Access Point/Router. It cost me around £15 a year ago, still that price at the moment and has been going strong. =D
I have no idea what they mean. I use cable and disable wireless.
Wow, so you don't have any wireless devices.
g and n
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