WIFI standards - can someone help please?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by stevearm, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    I recently bought a Belkin wireless router/modem - using the 'N' standard.

    Although my PC used to be able to connect to my old G router, using a USB wifi dongle, it doesn't recognise the new 'n' wireless network. I suspect because the dongle is about 6 years old.

    I went out today to buy a PCI wifi network card, and got this:

    http://www.tehnoveikals.bit2u.biz/l...02_11N_ADAPTER_PCI_NMAX_EW-7727IN_EDIMAX.html

    - My only issue is that it says it is WIFI, b, g and N-draft certified.

    The 'draft' part worries me, is this an ok adapter to use? Or does it use some older technology that wont let me get the best speed out of my router?

    Thanks, hope someone can help
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    That will be fine, as long as it's compatible with your PC.

    The reason that your Wi-Fi dongle does not work is because B and G are at 2.4Gh, while A and N are at 5.0Ghz. If your dongle was A compatible, it would see the N network, but at the highest speeds of whatever other standard was in it.
     

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