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Wireless "N" card


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I am about to purchase a HP laptop with a wirelss "N" card. My home network has a wireless "G" router. Will the "N" card word with the "G" wireless router.

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Without exact model numbers, we cannot tell. I will say the G router will NOT support 802.11n. So that means your card will have to support 11g. You will need to check the documentation for the card to see if it will. I suspect not. N is better anyway so now is the time to upgrade your whole wireless network to 11n.

That said, the wireless makers have been dragging their feet for years now and have yet to agree on a 11n "standard" so all the makers are using "11n Draft". This is bad, IMO, because you cannot be sure products from different makers are compatible. Therefore, I recommend using the same maker for all 11n devices.
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Digerati,

Thanks for your timely reply. Your help is appreciated.

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