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Hi boys and girls!  I recently had Comc(rap)ast come out and re-do my internet hookup.  Apparently, it's been wrong from the start.  Anyway, he noticed that my router was out of date (only does A/G).  Said I could upgrade to A/G/N but I wasn't sure if that would do me any good if my wireless card on my laptop that I use mainly is only rated for A/G.  Is there a way to tell if mine would support "N"?  Thank you in advance!


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If the wireless card on the laptop is only good for A/G then putting in an "N" router will do you no good.

N speed is faster than the A or G.

So, if comcast can supply the speed that a N router could use, AND your laptop had a card in it capable of handling the speed, then an upgrade would will work.

 

Bottom line is the laptop is still a bottle neck.

 

Info to read: www.flashrouters.com/blog/2012/11/29/the-difference-between-wireless-g-wireless-n-wireless-ac/


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Thank you for replying.  I had checked a few websites to see how to tell if i have "N" capability.  Apparently I do.  I also seem to remember seeing an update for my Intel wireless and seeing -N listed.  I would double check, but I'm at work right now.  


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