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spider_darth
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-02-2007

Is 802.11n backwards compatible with 802.11g?

Hi
 
I'm considering to purchase a 802.11g wireless gateway. And I'm interested to know whether the PC card I buy in future for my laptop when the finalised N- technology is release will be able to connect to this 802.11g wireless gateway?
 
Thx.
Posts: 837
Registered: ‎09-05-2006

Re: Is 802.11n backwards compatible with 802.11g?

Yes, but it will only go as fast as G.  Same as if you had a B router and a G card, you will only get B speeds.
spider_darth
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-02-2007

Re: Is 802.11n backwards compatible with 802.11g?

What if my router is based on 802.11b? Can it still work with a PC Card based on the finalised 802.11n standard?
Posts: 837
Registered: ‎09-05-2006

Re: Is 802.11n backwards compatible with 802.11g?

Yea, but will only go as fast as b allows
ElVolto
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-29-2006

Re: Is 802.11n backwards compatible with 802.11g?

WEHowardJR is right on. The slower parts of the net, can only go to their maximum speed, even if there are parts of the net that are faster. We have one Draft N computer, and two 802.11G's. The G's work fine with a draft N router, but the G's only go to 54 Mbps. The draft N computer on the other hand is faster than the wired ethernet using the draft N router.

If you can swing it, why not have a draft N computer and router?
Bob in Beijing
spider_darth
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-02-2007

Re: Is 802.11n backwards compatible with 802.11g?

Thanks for your replies!
 
But I'm woried that the current wireless N- standard may not be compatible with the finalised N- standard.
 
However, is it possible to disable the wireless capability of a 802.11g router and connect to a finalised wireless N- standard access point for wireless access?
 
If this is possible, may I know how I can do it?
 
Thx.
caf351
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-20-2007

Re: Is 802.11n backwards compatible with 802.11g?

I just bought a wireless N with 4 hardwire ports and no it is not backwards compatible with the G cards, wireless or hardwired.  I followed the advisor and it never could find the 4 hardwired nor the 2 wireless on my laptops, unplugged N and put G back but it doesn't help as the card in the computer upstairs has a N card with the extended antenna and the G won't pick it up; bought the N router because I was told that it is backwards compatible, now I face changing all cards to get the reception I need from upstairs.