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    Can you mix wireless speeds?

    This is a discussion on Can you mix wireless speeds? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I use the Sky router which is capable of running at 108g. I notice the wireless mode options are g ...

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      Can you mix wireless speeds?

      I use the Sky router which is capable of running at 108g.

      I notice the wireless mode options are

      g & b
      g only
      AUTO 108 Mbps

      I am thinking of getting a 108g PCMCIA card for my laptop but before I press 'Add to Basket' I want to check something out.

      I also have a Wii that runs at 54g.

      If I set the router wireless mode to 'AUTO 108 Mbps' then will the Wii run at 54g and my laptop at 108g or will it drop down so that both run at 54g?

      Thanks,

      Nigel


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      Re: Can you mix wireless speeds?

      The Wii will run at 54g and your laptop at 108g if the option is Auto 108. Make sure the wireless card has an Atheros chipset otherwise the 108 won't work (the norm/standard (at that time) was 54g, other chipset makers implemented their own 108 standards) . I've used the WG111T on 108 (which has been replaced with my excellent SWLUT-54125 but has a Ti chipset so no 108 for me :P) and my brother has a cable & wireless PCMCIA card (says powered by atheros on the box) and windows says it's connected at 108.

      Br (sorry for a long but informative post :P)

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      Re: Can you mix wireless speeds?

      You'll only get the 108 speed if you are using netgears wireless usb connector, as supplied by Sky/Netgear if i remember correctly. If not i`m 100% positive someone will correct me.
      http://www.speedtest.net/



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      Re: Can you mix wireless speeds?

      Thats true but only because they have the atheros 108 mbps chipset. My C&W (no not cow :P) has the atheros 108 in and it works

     

     

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