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can some one recommend me a good wireless N router? i wana set up my own private network between my 360, desktop, laptop, and friends laptop in my dorm room. both the laptops have wireless N so thats why im looking for N if ur wondering
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Do both laptops have Draft-N or full 802.11n adapters? I would stay away from Draft-N since there is no guarentee they are full N compliant. Also, Draft-N adapters requires Draft-N routers from the same company.
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D-Link DIR-655 seems to be one of the best N routers out now.
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Do both laptops have Draft-N or full 802.11n adapters? I would stay away from Draft-N since there is no guarentee they are full N compliant. Also, Draft-N adapters requires Draft-N routers from the same company.
Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965 802.11 a/b/g/n, thats wat it says.
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I've had great luck with my Belkin N1 router. I went from an 802.11g connection which dropped ever 10-15 minutes to no drops whatsoever.

Keep in mind that speed will never equal that of a wire, but that holds true for any wireless format.
     
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So wat exactly is the difference between N and draft N?
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All N devices are still draft 2.0. Last time I checked the N spec. was not yet finalized.
Reviews on them are mixed. Many recommend to stay away from them since they are still non finalized revisions and there is no guarantee the final revision will keep supporting current N devices. There is also the issue with having non N devices in the vicinity. However, some are cheap enough nowadays that you can get one now and keep it for a year or two until the final revisions are released.
They are fast and provide a good signal strength, but a cheap SuperG device will do just as fine.
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All N devices are still draft 2.0. Last time I checked the N spec. was not yet finalized.
Reviews on them are mixed. Many recommend to stay away from them since they are still non finalized revisions and there is no guarantee the final revision will keep supporting current N devices. There is also the issue with having non N devices in the vicinity. However, some are cheap enough nowadays that you can get one now and keep it for a year or two until the final revisions are released.
They are fast and provide a good signal strength, but a cheap SuperG device will do just as fine.
Yup. Basically, each company guessed at what the final N specs will be... and released their own Draft N products. Since they guess, it does not mean a firmware update will make them full N compatible. Since each company guessed different, each Draft N will work only with the same company's components. You want full N since that will allow complete interoperability in the future.
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Yup. Basically, each company guessed at what the final N specs will be... and released their own Draft N products. Since they guess, it does not mean a firmware update will make them full N compatible. Since each company guessed different, each Draft N will work only with the same company's components. You want full N since that will allow complete interoperability in the future.
Yeah...I would try to stay away from Draft N...N should be finalized by next year I hear.
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post #10 of 10
Dunno about N, but i'm getting near perfect reception with my Buffalo G router and my MacBook's built-in N adapter.
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