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how to change 802.11b to 802.11g

Discussion in 'Networking' started by PityFool, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. PityFool

    PityFool Thread Starter

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    hey yall.
    i have a question on how to change my router to 802.11b to 802.11g
    my router is netgear MA11
    the box on it says "802.11b standard compliant and compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g
    so i would assume its compatible???


    p.s. btw im doing this so i can play my DS games online. will this do anything to my my laptops?
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    You should be fine.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Note that while you can connect to 802.11g networks (if they're configured to allow 802.11b connections), you'll still only connect at 802.11b speeds, i.e. 11mbit.
     
  4. PityFool

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    so how do i change it to 802.11g??? i cant find it anywhere in my netgear set up
     
  5. TerryNet

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    I cannot find any Netgear MA11 router. I do find a Netgear MA11 PCI card; it is 802.11b.
     
  6. Soundy

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    You can't "change" an 11b device to an 11g. Best way is just to replace it.
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Let me use this as a comparison. You have a car with a standard engine. You want to change it to automatic. BUY A DIFFERENT CAR ;)
     
  8. JohnWill

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    Candy, that's a standard transmission, not an engine. :p:p:p
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    *SMACK*

    It's a part of the same car, is it NOT????????????? :p

    Ok, how about this, having a V-6 ENGINE and wanting a V-8 :D BUY A NEW CAR :D
     
  10. Soundy

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    You can actually swap an auto tranny into a car with a standard.

    Doesn't work the same with wireless networking cards and routers.
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    Works for me :D
     
  12. Soundy

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    You can swap engines, too...

    "Changing" an 11b router into an 11g version would be within the very far reaches of the realm of possibility, for the techno-masochist, I suppose... but would certainly not be practical or cost-effective... or easy.
     
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