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i just realized that i got my first wifi router in 2008 and thats pretty old for technology lol. i have this router
http://support.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/2588
its 54mbps G router

im loooking to get this router if i upgrade


its N class, and 150mbps transfer speed.

would i benefit latency wise for gaming, and for just web browsing?
considering my laptop is 2009 and i dont think its it has an N adapter
post #2 of 9
Do you have a budget?
post #3 of 9
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under $100. but i dont wanna get the latest greatest if my older computers wont benefit. if the one i linked to from amazon is only $50 and its high rated and probably much better than my old netgear.
if i dont benefit from N router since my wifi on the computer is G, would i at least see a difference with 150 mbps vs 54?
post #4 of 9
You won't see an improvement if your wireless devices only support G. The 802.11g spec tops out at 54 I believe.

Unless you are having issues with your current router, I wouldn't upgrade until you have N devices and can take advantage of the extra speed.
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Unless you are currently having problems you aren't going to notice any difference whatsoever.

Also, a router may support the n specification, but if your NICs are only G compatible, they will only run at G speeds/range.
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alright thanks guys
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Unless you are currently having problems you aren't going to notice any difference whatsoever.

Also, a router may support the n specification, but if your NICs are only G compatible, they will only run at G speeds/range.
QFT.

If your Internet Connection is <54Mbps, you won't see any improvement for online gaming or internet. Transferring files on your LAN would be faster...if you had N compatible NICs.
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QFT.

If your Internet Connection is <54Mbps, you won't see any improvement for online gaming or internet. Transferring files on your LAN would be faster...if you had N compatible NICs.
OP said nothing about transfers. Just gaming, and speeds. Stick with the advice given.
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If you really want to go cheap this one has a lot of bang for the buck. You can find nicer but it's quite decent considering it's price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320039
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