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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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wireless networking standards

what are the differences? and which is best?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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802.11a
802.11b
802.11g

i think those are the three main standards... but im not up to date on wireless stuff. what are the differences?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 12:39 PM
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11g is what I would go with on a new install.

I believe A & G are compatible. G is rated up to 54mb/s

If going with a new setup I'd stick with G.
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802.11B is that most widely used
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 06:04 PM
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wow, this is what i do for work..

802.11a is a 5.4ghz frequency. its half the range of 2.4ghz more than double the price. this is for people who have a lot of 2.4 interference or are horribly worried about security.

802.11b is the standard. its a 2.4 ghz frequency that supports 11 mb per sec. transfer. it is a good solution and the most widely used. i would recommend this is only if you just browsed the internet.

802.11g is the new wave. its also a 2.4 ghz frequency but it supports 54 mb per sec. transfer. it is also backwards compatible to all the B equipment. this is what i would recommend if you wanted a real network where files or printers would be shared.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2003, 08:44 AM
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i dont like dlink too much. buy belkin. they rated really highly on cnet, they finished 2nd only to apple's aiport extreme. they have a lifetime warrenty and a 3 minute setup wizard. i know a lot of people will tell you linksys, i used to for 2 years at circuit city, but their shit breaks soo much, its always the one people are replacing, especially if there is annny lightning.

i have 40 dollar mail in rebates on the belkin G router. if anyone is in the metroplex, compusa in plano! ill b there 1-5 ish.
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thats a real good price on the combo above... internet prices are always just so nice arent they?
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