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MiNdLeSs
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:05 PM

Hey, im looking into a wireless router for my house. I noticed there are things like 802.11b and g and other things. What do they all mean? Also, is This router a decent one? The reviews on newegg are pretty positive, but I want to make sure it's decent. It would be used for 1 notebook, ps2 and gaming pc which would be wired to it and another pc thats wireless.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:13 PM

I've had my two WRT54Gs for a while now and they're great, work like a charm.

802.11b runs at 2.4GHz and has a maximum of 11Mbps transfer rate. 802.11g runs at the same frequency but can have a maximum of 54Mbps transfer rate (and seems to have more channels with less interference from cordless phones etc.)

802.11a operates in the 5GHz band also at 54Mbps. a is best for long range and has far less interference than the first two options. But WRT54G does not support a. I haven't felt the need for 802.11a since all our phones are 5GHz.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:36 PM

I have a WRT54G and have set them up at several friend's houses. They work like a charm. I did have to upgrade to 5.8ghz phones, but that was only a minor inconvenience.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:11 PM

WRT54Gs rock. They are the best wireless routers available in the under $4000 price range.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE (Edwards @ May 11 2005, 19:11)
WRT54Gs rock. They are the best wireless routers available in the under $4000 price range.

There is no more to be said.

Thanks Guys. The WRt54G looks like what im gonna get. It's Not expensive either, only around $48.00. I don't think i would spend $4,000 on a router anyways tounge.gif




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