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802.11b or 802.11g?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Rain Man, 3 Mar 2006.

  1. Rain Man


    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 976

    Location: Macclesfield

    well im splitting at 1mbps connected between two laptops and ive got two 802.11g cards but am i right in syaing that a 802.11g router wouldnt be any quicker than a 802.11b one in this scenario?

    any shed some light?

  2. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station


    Explaining how the particles work. It's more to do with what sort of a distance they can reach. As you can see B theoreticallyl pushes through objects less than G, but I think if youre within about 3 metres of the router the B will be faster. If you're at any sort of distance (3 Metres +) then I'd always reccomend a G to penetrate walls etc (I have a friend with B and he gets awful signal through two floors and about 4 metres.)
  3. Burbleflop


    Joined: 7 May 2003

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    You're sharing a 1Mbit internet connection? It won't make any difference if you use 802.11b or 801.11g since they're both faster than your internet connection.

    If you are sharing files between the laptops then go for 802.11g which (in theory) can run at upto 54Mbit as compared to 11Mbit for 802.11b.
  4. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

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    Location: ::1

    They aren't beta particles or gamma rays, they're microwaves (with the same frequency, wavelength, energy et al)...
    Gamma rays aren't particles (in the same sense as beta particles) either...

    As burbleflop said, they're both faster than your internet connection, so if that's all your using it for, you're not going to see any gain.
    Last edited: 3 Mar 2006
  5. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

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    Location: South East London

    You may not see any gain but it may be worth getting a 802.11G router for future proofing and the availability of 802.11b routers
  6. PieMaster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Feb 2005

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    Location: Docklands, London

    Ah, that mistake's the funnist thing i've read all day! If it was <that> type of radiation it'd be somewhat dangerous to use.