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Networking Question: How much additional range will I get with N compared to G?


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#1 Luke L

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:30 PM

Hi,
I have a simple wireless network at my house. I got one standard Linksys wireless G router. The problem is, it barely doesn't reach the whole house, so I was thinking of somehow extending the range. I have been considering two options:

1. Buy a wireless range extender, or wireless repeater.

2. Upgrading to a wireless N router.

I really want to do option two, but I will still have one laptop that is wireless G. Will upgrading to wireless N really increase the range that much? Will it upgrade the range at all if I have a wireless G device on the network? From what I hear, one wireless G device will slow down all other devices, but I didn't see anything about it affecting range...

And those are the only two options because I can't really/want to run ethernet. If I were to run ethernet, I would just install a wireless access point.

What do you guys think? Any advice appreciated!

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:55 PM

Hi,

Wireless N depending on which frequency you use doesn't increase range by to much. You would be better off with a repeater or Ethernet in my opinion but wait and see if any other members have a suggestion.

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