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?
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?
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.