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A couple of questions about Wireless-n if I may?

Benjimoron Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Am I right in saying:

1. Wireless-n is faster than previous versions of wireless and works at a longer range.

2. Wireless-n would be much more suited to serve an outside office at a range of around 20 metres.

3. You could use wireless-n for the outside office with a wireless-n dongle without needing to upgrade the other wireless devices on other computers on the same network, ie they would still work on b/g at the same time. (or is it a case that you can only operate one network, so if it's n then all the dongles have to be n)

Thanks,
Ben.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
add-on to 3. Would connecting a laptop using b/g downgrade the n signal so it wouldn't be as fast or long range?
#2
everything else can still be b/g they will operate on the 2.4ghz band, the receiver for the new machine will be n and will operate on the 5ghz band in n mode. the router will run in dual mode, I suggest you get a router which has at least 2x2 mimo (2 antennas but 3x3 mimo is best) you should also look for one that takes standard rp-sma antennas so that you can upgrade them to higher gain, or make one of them directional if need be.

Also unless it's a laptop you need to move around then a usb stick style dongle won't give you the best signal strength probably one of the usb cards that connect via a cable and can again take different antennas is the best.
#3
1 - Yes
2 - It can work anywhere
3 - Yes, but if other things are using b/g it will downgrade the whole signal to b/g. (You cant have one device using n and another g, they will both be forced to use the g)
#4
Thanks, so basically 1,2 and 3 all correct?

Will digest the rest you've said and reply in a few moments!
#5
yes anything receiving via b/g won't get the benefit of increased speed or range, in fact i've noticed a slight drop in signal strenth on my g devices connected to an n router vs my old g router. but connecting additional b/g devices to a network with n devices shouldn't downgrade the quality of n side. since the router runs in dual channel mode.
#6
spic
1 - Yes
2 - It can work anywhere
3 - Yes, but if other things are using b/g it will downgrade the whole signal to b/g. (You cant have one device using n and another g, they will both be forced to use the g)


Cheers.

1 - thanks
2 - I know it works anywhere, but would n be a much better alternative to b/g for serving an outside office at a distance of around 20m?
3 - oh. So everything needs to be on n to get n speeds/range? I thought that might be the case hence asking the question.

So it's a case of buying 4 n dongles to get n range for the outside office or could a dual router or whatever the previous poster said be a better answer?
#7
you do of course need to make sure you buy a router that has dual channel / dual band mode
#8
bruffterman
yes anything receiving via b/g won't get the benefit of increased speed or range, in fact i've noticed a slight drop in signal strenth on my g devices connected to an n router vs my old g router. but connecting additional b/g devices to a network with n devices shouldn't downgrade the quality of n side. since the router runs in dual channel mode.


thanks, so you can have both if you get a dual router? Could you suggest something just so I know what I'm looking for, maybe something from Amazon?

Cheers.
#9
Oh, and it needs to connect to broadband, although not sure what type. Normal phone line, not cable afaik, it's for a friend.
#10
cheaper at scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=1115053&source=froogle no adsl modem built into that but he can plug his existing router straight into the WAN port on the new one and be up and running. (he'll want to disable wireless on the old one)
#11
bruffterman
cheaper at scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=1115053&source=froogle no adsl modem built into that but he can plug his existing router straight into the WAN port on the new one and be up and running. (he'll want to disable wireless on the old one)


The problem is that the old one was cutting out, she has decided to replace it, it could be a problem with the modem in it. I don't want to complicate things with a seperate modem either.
#12
Anyone got a suggestion of a dual one with modem? I can't understand most of the technical details on sites. Is there a site which you put in your requirements and it'll suggest which ones do what you're looking for?

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