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Go Wireless? But Can I?


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#1 Mahtthue

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:51 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 Laptop. It's kind of old, but it's been updated quite a few times. I recently moved away from my parents and in with my brother. However, I had to leave the wireless router behind. How do I know if the adapter that I already have will work with other routers?

The adapter I have is a 2WIRE 802.11g PC Card Wireless Adapter

How can I find out what routers will be compatible with this adapter so I can get back to the net on my laptop?

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:34 AM

^ Any DSL wireless Router should work for your
Laptop . it can be Linksys / Netgear / D-Link ...
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:34 PM

Thanks. I'd like to hear from a staff member too if thats possible. It's not an internal wireless reciever. It's an adapter. I just want to know if my 2WIRE card will work with other brands.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:28 PM

Since you have an 802.11g wireless card, you'll need an 802.11g compatible wireless router.

Also, generally the g specification is downwards compatible with the earlier specifications (such as "a" and "b").
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 04:31 PM

802.11g is the bandwidth, so theoretically, anything that puts out that bandwidth, the card will pick up. I'm guessing?

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:29 PM

I am not sure if the "G" is the bandwidth or not but an 802.11G Wireless Adapter should work with any 802.11G router.

Try the adapter in a hotspot to make sure it works.

You need to consider a few things as to which router you should get though - things such as are there obstructions, how far away from the router you will be.

Edited by Enthusiast, 03 October 2006 - 05:32 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:57 PM

Sweet. I'll check it out. Thanks. All of you.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:27 AM

My wife has a NetGear wireless router at her office and it goes through the concrete block walls there without a problem.

The "G" is a specification and isn't related to bandwidth. It describes the standard that's used to communicate with the other devices. Generally, the higher the letter, the more advanced the connection (and they're usually backwards compatible with the lower letters). But more advanced doesn't necessarily mean more bandwidth.
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