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 Post subject: Wireless-N Routers
 Post Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:41 am 
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Hi there Scott. Recently a new ISP became available to me(today). They have a
Dsl package that is a lot better than verizon. I get 3Mbps down and 765k up
for Verizon with a flat rate long distance phone bill for around $100 a
month.

This new company called Great Works Internet has a DSL package where I can
get 20Mbps Down and 1Mbps up for $98.60 total per month. The thing is I have
purchase a router as the service only comes with a DSL Modem. Right now I
have Wireless G Modem/router combination box. I would like to upgrade to
Wireless N and I figure its a good time to upgrade my Networking hardware
since I will be upgrading my service. I have not heard much about 802.11N and
I'm not sure if its is even a standard yet...It is still a "Draft" at this
point correct?. I do want to purchase one before I cancel my Verizon Service
so I can be ready. I have to pay the $98.60 up front for the first month of
service, plus Verizon is gonna charge me a $49 early termination fee since I
just renewed my service in January 07. So I would have to save some money to
get the wireless router first and put away money for the termination fee and
the first month of service. Can you please recomend me a good Wireless-N
router?. I am always happy with your hardware recommendations!. Please keep
recomending hardware and maybe some software packages too!. Please help me
out!. Thanks!.


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802.11n is still in draft form, however now that the major laptop mfrs. have
been offering "n" cards internally in newer systems, it might be a good time
to start. For value and performance I'd recommend the Linksys WRT150N as a
starting point:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833124085

Starting in June 2007 the Wi-Fi Alliance will begin certifying 802.11n
products. When that happens, I would look for devices that meet the new
certification: http://www.wi-fi.org/80211n-draft2.php

In the future, to achieve the full performance, functionality and
compatibility that is promised by 802.11n, I would consider units that
include both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, an internal gigabit connection, and which
are Wi-Fi Alliance certified.

Let me know what you end up using, and how you like it, Scott.


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Just thought I would update you on this. I have not made the switch to the new internet service yet. I may just wait till my Verizon contract runs out so I don't have to pay an early "disconection fee".


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