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    whats the difference between wireles g and wireless n routers?

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    The primary difference is speed. "G" has a theorectical maximum speed of 54 Mbs where "N" has a maximum speed of 600 Mbs. See IEEE 802.11g-2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and IEEE 802.11n-2009 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for more details.

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    Greetings Sean,

    Wireless g tops out at 54 mb/sec and Wirelss n is the latest wireless standard and has greater range and tops out at a higher speed, as JoeP has detailed. I still use a g router so I have not experienced the n capabilities first hand. Wireless n routers are backward compatible with b and g so existing network cards and laptops will work fine, but the wireless on your computer must be wireless n capable in order to actually get the benefits of the n standard, and pretty much all laptops made in the last year or so are n capable. Checking the specs on your hardware will confirm your compatibility.
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    Some more things to consider: G is theoretical 54 Mb/s...N is 108Mb/s...the 600 Mb/s rating is just that: theory. You won't find a consumer wireless router faster than 108 Mb/s. Also, N propagates much better than G...the range is better, it goes through masonry better and can "get around corners" better. Lastly, when you are using an N router, doesn't mean that a G-rated wireless card receives at N...it will only receive at G...not only that, it can slow down any N device on your wireless LAN if not configured properly (ie: mixed)

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