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steph37822

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I have a Netgear router (MR814v2) and Dell had to replace my crashed hard drive 3 weeks ago, now the router signal strength is low, very low, cuts out a lot despite being at the exact same distance as pre-replaced hard drive when the signal was very good. And the signal strength is back to excellent in a hotspot.

Dell has told me my router is no longer compatible with my updated firmware on my adapter. (Although Dell has told me A LOT of other things I don't necessarily believe! :whistling: )

My question: If I get an N-Series Router, will it be compatible with the wireless adapter (Intel ProSet Wireless 2200BG) already in my laptop (Inspiron 8600)? Or do I need an updated adapter as well? :blink:

Are there brands in the mid-level price range that people prefer?

Thanks for your responses! Netgear sent me a refurbished MR814v2 that didn't work straight out of the box, so I'm just done going backwards with the technology.

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to take advantage of the "N" capabilities of the router you would need an "N" capable wireless card as well....MOST (not all) "N" routers are capable of handling B and G traffic...some are automatic some are not
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Thanks, I was going to purchase the N series router AND adapter tomorrow, until I just read that we shouldn't buy the "draft N" products just yet until all the kinks are worked out.

Do you find the draft N's reliable? Should I stick with the G series? I really need something ASAP as I miss downloading music, and all my newer cd's were stolen out of my car last week, otherwise I'd wait until the Draft was removed from the N! :whistling:

Thanks for all opinions and advice.

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i don't really use wireless stuff that much...but anything that's named "draft" means that it's not finished...it's a different way of saying beta (almost)....
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