What to Choose ? 801.11b or 801.11g

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have 3 pcs that i want to connect to the internet and i am planning to buy a wireless router. i can see that there are 2 major types - the 801.11b and the 801.11g. i know that the speed is different but is it significant? i have comcast cable, 2 pcs (1) xp pro, 512ddrram, 60Gig, 1.6Ghz and (2) win2000, 200Mhz, 88ram, 6Gig. If i buy the 801.11g, will the pci wireless card that works for the "b" also work for the "g" ?
    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    802.11g ... 54megs per sec and it is backwards compatable. ...
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    g...
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    go for g :)
    faster, backwards compatible, you can't really go wrong :)
     
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  6. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks a lot. i'll buy a "g" then. :)