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Windows 2000 and Wireless G compatability


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I have a wireless b pc-card wireless adapter - obviously I don't expect this to work with the wireless g router.

However, having bought a wireless g usb adapter (Sitecom) - having installed the utility software/drivers, clicking the refresh button does not bring up the router info.

Is Windows 2k notoriously buggy with wireless g - my friend is advising I upgrade to Win XP, but my system is sweet in every other way, and as they say - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Moreover, I have a modest pentium III 700Mhz laptop with 256RAM, and windows 2000 already seems quite slow, and I suspect XP will slow it down still further.

Any advice, tips on specific pc-card or usb adapters that work well with 2K would be appreciated.

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802.11g was designed to be backward compatible with 802.11b. the difference is in the data transfer rates. 802.11G is 54mbps while 802.11b is 11mbps. Both are more than all but the fastest internet connections(10mbps for the fast cable connections).

You should be able to use the old card with no issues.
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Many thanks for the info.

Yes, I am now up and running on both Windows 2k and XP. For some reason however, on XP I have to keep choosing the repair connection option and have DCHP assign me a new IP address, each time I startup the laptop.

Is this normal?

Many thanks

Dave B - Linuxwannabee
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