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#1 kboaz2001

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

I am in the market for a new DSL router. I was told at Best Buy that the older model's model starts with an A, and the newer models start with an N, or is it the other way around. Can someone clarify this for me? Thank you.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

Hello kboaz2001.

What you were told is correct, A is an older 802.11 wireless technology that was replaced with B and then G and now N.

The best way for you to learn is to read up on it.

Here are a couple of links to get you started.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/wireless80211/a/aa80211standard.htm

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

Thank you!

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:33 PM

You're welcome!

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

To add to what has already been said, 802.11AC (which supersedes N) routers are now becoming more common and you may be interested if it's within your budget.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:15 PM

Thank you inactivecores for adding that to this thread AC and AD are newer technologies that boost the data rate per stream significantly over N.

 

AD = 6.75 Gb per second. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11ad

 

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