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Getting 802.11n?

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ErnieLane
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Getting 802.11n?

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I would like to make my home wireless network 802.11n, to take advantage of the faster wireless speed -- my notebook computer has it built in.  I seem to recall that it's possible to connect an 802.11n router to the 802.11g one that comes with FiOS.  How do I do that?

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Mar-65
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Yes.. However this will only impact your PC to PC interactions. The Wireless G is more then capable of handling the maximum your FIOS connection can do. If you aren't getting the full speed on a laptop the change to N won't likely solve that issue.

 

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#12506

oestrada
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may be speed, but not distance. I tested it.

eljefe
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Just noticed that this thread is from April.  I doubt my long winded reply still applies so it's gone.

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@Mar-65 wrote:

Yes.. However this will only impact your PC to PC interactions. The Wireless G is more then capable of handling the maximum your FIOS connection can do. If you aren't getting the full speed on a laptop the change to N won't likely solve that issue.

 

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#12506


It depends on what your FiOS plan is.  I have 35/35 which gives me 43 mp/s down and 32 mb/s up.  I've never seen 2.11g come close to those speeds.  But now that I have 2.11n I get the same speeds through wifi as I do with a wired connection.

 

 

 

 

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