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    iluv my kitties and family Guest

    wireless router question from a dummy

    Have high speed internet. Have a 3gbsdram. And I have a router that is a g.
    Would I benefit as far as computer speed on the net with a router that is an
    n router. Also even though the computer says 802.11 a/g/n wireless I still
    would have to buy the the adapter that goes into the notebook?
    I know nothing about routers and the fact we have a g router it doesn't have
    an adapter needed for the computer to work. Was wondering if that is the
    same case with a wireless n router? thanks


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    iluv my kitties and family Guest

    Re: wireless router question from a dummy

    No, just one. I think your question just answered my own thought. Thought
    maybe because they are so much faster my internet speed would increase
    dramatically.
    "Bob" <bob@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:hmjbbt$g1m$1@newsgroup-september.org...

    > How do you connect to the net? Do you have more than one PC?
    >
    > "iluv my kitties and family" <NOSPAMb@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:OOmaaYhuKHA.4636@newsgroup

    >> Have high speed internet. Have a 3gbsdram. And I have a router that is a
    >> g.
    >> Would I benefit as far as computer speed on the net with a router that is
    >> an n router. Also even though the computer says 802.11 a/g/n wireless I
    >> still would have to buy the the adapter that goes into the notebook?
    >> I know nothing about routers and the fact we have a g router it doesn't
    >> have an adapter needed for the computer to work. Was wondering if that is
    >> the same case with a wireless n router? thanks
    >

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    Re: wireless router question from a dummy

    Hi, if you are connecting to the internet only and do not have a home network of computers communicating to each other wirelessly then unless you have an internet connection speed greater than 54Mbit/s (the wireless g limit) then you will get no speed benefit from using wireless n as your internet connection is the slowest link.

    As you say your computer says 802.11 a/g/n so it sounds like you have your wireless adapter built in already (virtually every notebook nowadays does) so you won't therefore need to buy an adapter.

    I'm confused by your last paragraph, you don't need an adapter for either g or n as it's already built into the notebook.

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    Tim Slattery Guest

    Re: wireless router question from a dummy

    "iluv my kitties and family" <NOSPAMb@newsgroup> wrote:

    >Have high speed internet. Have a 3gbsdram. And I have a router that is a g.
    >Would I benefit as far as computer speed on the net with a router that is an
    >n router.
    You don't say what the speed of your broadband connection is, but it's
    *extremely* unlikely that it's faster than your current router. The
    additional speed of the 802.11n router would show up in communications
    between your computers that are connected with it, not with Internet
    connections.

    > Also even though the computer says 802.11 a/g/n wireless I still
    >would have to buy the the adapter that goes into the notebook?
    If it says 802.11a/g/n then I guess that's what it has. I would not
    expect to need anything else.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@newsgroup
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt

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    Patrick Keenan Guest

    Re: wireless router question from a dummy


    "iluv my kitties and family" <NOSPAMb@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:%23VaN9RiuKHA.4636@newsgroup

    > No, just one. I think your question just answered my own thought. Thought
    > maybe because they are so much faster my internet speed would increase
    > dramatically.
    No, your 'internet' speed will not change at all, because the lowest speed
    wireless you get is faster than your 'internet' connection. Where it
    *will* make a difference is in local network speeds, ie transferring files
    from one system to another.

    HTH
    -pk

    > "Bob" <bob@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:hmjbbt$g1m$1@newsgroup-september.org...

    >> How do you connect to the net? Do you have more than one PC?
    >>
    >> "iluv my kitties and family" <NOSPAMb@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:OOmaaYhuKHA.4636@newsgroup

    >>> Have high speed internet. Have a 3gbsdram. And I have a router that is a
    >>> g.
    >>> Would I benefit as far as computer speed on the net with a router that
    >>> is an n router. Also even though the computer says 802.11 a/g/n wireless
    >>> I still would have to buy the the adapter that goes into the notebook?
    >>> I know nothing about routers and the fact we have a g router it doesn't
    >>> have an adapter needed for the computer to work. Was wondering if that
    >>> is the same case with a wireless n router? thanks
    >>
    >

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