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Old April 25, 2011, 05:52 PM
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Default is there any benifet upgrading router from wireless g to wireless N?

I am curious about this if I was to upgrade from a wireless g to a wireless N. I don't have any problems with my router which is a linksys54gl using tomato, but I am wondering that if I were to upgrade to wireless N will my Bandwidth increase or will there be any increased speed wireless? my main pc does allot of downloading of TV shows and I noticed that my laptop seems to be a snail on the internet so I am just wondering if this would speed up at all.
or is there any real benefits of using wireless N ?
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Old April 25, 2011, 08:45 PM
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Probably not.

If your laptop is linking at 54mbps then that's likely faster than your internet connection is, so the router won't be the bottle neck. You won't notice the speed increase of N
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Old April 26, 2011, 06:06 AM
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+1 on that. I just wanted to add a personnal experience.

My G router died from spilled juice on top of it..... I replaced it with an N router and no change.

What I think is hapenning to you is : Your main PC must take all the bandwith available with the downloading and your wireless is starved What you need to do is to find a way to prioritize the wireless over the downloading of Tv shows or set your torrents so it only works when the laptop is normally not in use. (early morning etc...)

Sold hardware again.....
Currently using WHS hardware....
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Old April 26, 2011, 06:25 AM
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If your wireless devices support N, then yes you would notice an improvement over your LAN (PC to PC transfer) but as mentioned above your WAN speed will be no better.

You can configure QOS to lower your priority on your PC downloading TV shows so other traffic should improve.
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Old April 26, 2011, 07:12 AM
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Unless your devices are N capable then no.

And even if they were you won't notice much difference anyways unless your transferring a lot of files and even then it can still be very painfully slow.
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