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Will going from Wireless G to Wireless N increase my download speeds and will it lower my pings?> I don't do any networking that has to do with sending 1 file to another computer in my house
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It will improve LAN download speeds by around 3 times. It won't affect ping noticeably.

However, do realize than any 802.11n is still only Draft-N.
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It will improve LAN download speeds. It won't affect ping noticeably.
Yup. N will allow you to transfer files from PC to PC faster, but will not make your internet connection any faster. Some companies "Claim" that you will get better ping times because they can use N to prioritize gaming traffic infront of other traffic... but i don't give this any creedance myself.
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It shouldnt. . .Wireless G is reated @ 19mbit/sec in real life use, even if you have good cable internet claiming to be 8mb DL your using less than half of the average 'G' speeds. 'N' is good for home networking and for those who need the extra range or stream movies from our other comps. It would hurt but its not needed atm and shouldnt affect gaming much

>>dont know if it affects ping though.

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Yup. N will allow you to transfer files from PC to PC faster, but will not make your internet connection any faster. Some companies "Claim" that you will get better ping times because they can use N to prioritize gaming traffic infront of other traffic... but i don't give this any creedance myself.
I can choose to prioritize my games on my WRT54G too . .
 
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Whats the Difference from Wireless Draft-N and Wireless N?
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Well, if you connection is better you'll ping will go down (my old router gave me a low signal and my ping was really high, but my new router lowered my ping by about 60 because my signal strength is excellent)
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Whats the Difference from Wireless Draft-N and Wireless N?
There is no Wireless-N. The N protocol is not finished. Anything you buy that's "n" is basically "beta" because N isn't finished. They just use the word Draft instead of beta when it's a protocol
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Its all draft N since IEEE or whoever standardizes it hasnt made up their mind on finalizing the details
 
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post #9 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
Whats the Difference from Wireless Draft-N and Wireless N?
The official specifications for 802.11n will not be completed until Nov. 2008 (at earliest). Therefore, manufacturers are currently just anticipating the specs and designing their units around that. In most cases, a firmware update will be provide to allow full 802.11n. However, that is not guaranteed. You should also buy routers and adapters from the same company.

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Well, if you connection is better you'll ping will go down (my old router gave me a low signal and my ping was really high, but my new router lowered my ping by about 60 because my signal strength is excellent)
Not always true.

60ms ping is still a bit high?
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
The official specifications for 802.11n will not be completed until Nov. 2008 (at earliest). Therefore, manufacturers are currently just anticipating the specs and designing their units around that. In most cases, a firmware update will be provide to allow full 802.11n. However, that is not guaranteed. You should also buy routers and adapters from the same company.


Not always true.

60ms ping is still a bit high?

He lowered it by 60 . . so if he was @ 68 he is now at 8 . .

what is a good ping btw? . . I though anything under say 80 was normal (In game that is)?
 
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