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Compatiblility of Wireless Devices

By Vandaleer ·
Hi there,

Being a designer and knowing little about the IT world, I'm guessing that this is probably a very basic question for most on this board. I bought a new laptop that came with an integrated 802.11g card on it. I currently have a standard wired setup from Cable modem to wired router to computers. I want to go wireless now and have access to a cheap wireless 802.11b router. Will the 802.11b router work with a 802.11g card or do I have to either purchase a g router to match or a b card to match the router? Thanks in advance. )

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by LMon In reply to Compatiblility of Wireles ...

Make sure that your card is not b/g compatible if it is then it will work. If it is only g then no you need to get a g router or b card. you may be better of getting a b card they are cheaper than purchasing a router.

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by mikex In reply to Compatiblility of Wireles ...

Better get a new 802.11G router - you'll work with a bigger speed (and as you're designer it's worthed) after all you can find a good one for 70-100$

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by wlbowers In reply to Compatiblility of Wireles ...

I cringe when I hear the words cheap wireless.

You can get a good Linksys or Dlink and not have the headaches of trying to setup one of the cheap units. Ask my lawyer.

The Linksys and Dlink are backward compatable with 802.11b and 802.11g. Not all routers are.

Best Buy currently has the Linksys WRT54G Wireless router onsale. $69.99 with a $10.00 rebate.



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