Originally Posted by colmm
Hi, just a point, if getting router with N technology, may also have to ensure that your wireless on the computer supports belkin standard of 'n' as the technology isn't locked down yet, and each manufacter has their version that sometime dont communicate with it.
PS, for the 20 mb line, don't need 'N' standard, g will work fine.
Personnally would wait for a while untill all manufacter use the same standard.
there have been several people posting all over the place on here (instead of searching first) that their Belkin N1s have been problematic so go search.
its always good to search.
actually all the draft 2 11N
kit spec is fixed now, so only the internal software will get tweaks were needed now, not the hardware.
i dont even think they sell any of the old pre N
now, but be sure to give this old kit a miss unless you know what your getting OC and even then at a good price ,buy both ends at the same time to keep your speeds up and problems down.
the only problem right now is buying both ends of your kit from more than one supplyer as they dont always talk to each other properly in some modes, eventually there will be a firmware replacement to fix these odd problems.
so the best advice as always is to pick your kit and buy both ends of the wireless link from the same branch and supplyer of kit.
also ,dont be tempted to mix and match your different wireless specs ,connecting to your new 11N router with your old 11g pc card for instance or loose lots of speed as the kit will then have to drop to the lower speed and effect other parts of the network as a result.
PS, for the 20 mb line, don't need 'N' standard, g will work fine
thats debateable, as many of the cheaper 11g bits of kit have far lower spec CPUs inside, and if you turn on all the security options and so on, the CPU cant keep up and so you see lower throughput compared to the far greater througput designed into the new wireless 11n kit, averaging far more than even the up and comeing 50Mbit/s package
even different versions of the same 11g kit are reported as have very different end thoughput so you have to be VERY careful with what you pick not to mention many original firmwares are far slower than 3rd party firmwares.
the main thing to keep in mind OC is that 11g is not going to give you anything above 22 Mbit in even the best conditions, more like 15 Mbit/s average speed.
see the URL in the link above for the average tested throughput of many wireless routers and make your choice based on that, then go find several end user reviews and go from there, never take the advertised speeds as a given.