I frequently install wireless sytems and have pretty much learned what will work and what won't work regarding range performance with walls, etc. However, my experience is limited to 802.11b and 802.11g mainstream products on the market.
(I understand antennas and RF propagation pretty well).
I'm starting to experiment with N and would like to understand some things better:
- In an open field with no buildings, etc. should one expect an N router and computer to demonstrate greater range than a G router and computer? If so, why?
- In a closed situation with a few walls in between the router and the computer should one expect an N router and computer to demonstrate greater range than a G router and computer? If so, why?
- Or, are they really the same except for multipath handling with N which might then work better in a parking lot full of RVs?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to configure a pretty demanding situation right now with an N router. It is so marginal as to be useless with a G computer. I guess I should have expected that. It's no different than G-to-G in that case isn't it? So, I'm planning to add an N interface to the computer next.