Router/AP compatibility

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I have a Dlink DGL 4300; it works very well and has been for at least 5
years now. I don't need to replace it, but I don't know how long it's
liable to last, so I've been looking at replacements. I'm looking at
routers of the same quality, with a 5-port gigabit switch.

Of course, any new router will be 802.11n which is of course fine by me
and the various guests who use the wireless. Except that I have an
Engenius wired to it as an AP for the other side of the house (and the
back-yard), which is 802.11g, and this setup works properly for
"seamless roaming" around the place.

The question is: if I replace the DGL4300 with (say) a Netgear N600,
will the "wireless roaming" still be seamless? If someone connects
802.11n and roams to the back-yard, what will happen? Or will I need a
new AP as well?

... do not cover a warm kettle or your stock may sour. -- Julia Child

Re: Router/AP compatibility
On 6/22/2012 9:16 AM, Warren Oates wrote:
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On my router, you can select which modes it uses. N is wider than G, so
I suspect some people have trouble with it (neighbor conflict). To be
honest, I just use G, even though I have some N clients.

Come to think of it, I would need to occupy both a standard G band and a
wide N band. N is 40MHz wide, nearly the whole band. Kind of piggish.

In any event, just don't use the N feature and I guess everything would
be the same. I'm trying to recall if I ever bothered with the N mode at
all. I think I never bothered to test it.

Re: Router/AP compatibility

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That's sort of what I thought. Thanks for the response.

Fortunately, I live in a kind of suburban small town where conflicting
stations aren't a problem.

... do not cover a warm kettle or your stock may sour. -- Julia Child

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