Networking & wireless forum: Worth getting a N rated router if laptop has G card in it?

by: johnv41 April 15, 2009 11:27 AM PDT

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Worth getting a N rated router if laptop has G card in it?

by johnv41 - 4/15/09 11:27 AM

The question I have is, is it worth upgrading to a N rated router like the Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router if the primary wireless component that I am running is a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop which I believe has a 802.11g Wireless card in it. The only other items running off the router is the standard wired desktop and an Epson Workforce 600 printer which I have running wirelessly.

The only other factors that may be needed for the answer is that the laptop will usually be running within 30-50 feet of the router (very rarely at a distance of 80-90 feet), the printer is in the same room (about 8-10 feet away), and the cable that I am running is through Comcast. I have their Triple Play offer, and according their website it says it is running at "Download speeds up to 16 Mbps with PowerBoost".

Any help would be greatly appreciated on if an N or G router would be the best way to go as well as advice or opinions on a better router to choose.

Thanks in advance!
John

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