wireless adsl router speed

  huntish 23:11 10 Dec 2006

Hello I have just bought a laptop so i need to get a modem router to connect my desktop and laptop to the internet the thing I don't understand is what speed adsl router to get I have 2mb broadband service and the routers I have looked at are 54bps or 108bps. is going wireless a lot slower than useing wired connection please can someone give me some help thankyou.

  LastChip 23:28 10 Dec 2006

802.11g has a theoretical speed of 54Mbs, well in excess of your Internet speed. You wont reach that speed in practice.

The 802.11n system is arriving on the market, but personally, I would keep clear for the moment. The system specification has still not been finalised by the IEEE and therefore, various components (especially from different manufacturers) may not work together at all. All manufacturers offering this system will refer to it as "draft".

Where wireless will be slower than a wired connection, is for large file transfers - graphics files for example, from computer to computer. But for Internet access, you wont perceive any difference.

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