curious about internet speeds

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  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    How much faster would a 802.11b network be than a dial-up connection?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Erm... 802.11B is rated at a maximum speed of 11Mb/sec whereas a dialup modem is usually about 56Kb/sec. However, 802.11B is a network standard, not an internet speed standard. The difference will still come down to what sort of new connection (broadband, cable or whatever) is running through the 802.11B network. :)
     
  3. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ahh thank you.. well then I guess it would be worth telling the situation. :D. So I have an iBook.. the last version.. obviously with the 802.11g card. We have DSL and the router is slightly over a year old. If a 2002 G3 iBook was to be purchased along with the 802.11b AirPort card... how well would the internet run?
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    The internet connection is slower than 802.11b so it would be the same speed as it is on your current iBook.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    ...Unless you have ADSL2+ or something. Yeah, adding a G3 iBook to the mix will slow your network down to 11Mb/sec however as yippy the daredevil plane said, this won't really affect internet speeds. It may affect file transfer speeds between the computers though.
     

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