Does every wireless g router also transmit b?
If transmission speed is not a concern (because even slow is pretty
darn fast), should he buy a b card that is available, instead of a g
card that might never be available (It's a 10-year old Mac), and will
it likely work everywhere a g card does?
In another thread I wrote a lot, probably more than those in this
group wanted to read, about b vs. g cards.
A couple months ago I was on a trip with my first laptop and a
wireless b card,(generic but using prisma software, and I learned the
maker too. If it matters, I'll find it.)
It worked fine in a couple netcafes, but I also stayed at a dorm and
there it didn't work. The guys told me they were using g, and I
should buy a g card. Which I did. (a D-link b/g card) The software
interface was more comprehensive and seemed to support a lot more
features, but the card itself rarely worked**. I don't think the b
card ever worked, but all in all, I'm still asking, are there routers
that transmit g but not b.
For now, my friend is planning to use his Mac wirelessly, if possible,
at his brother's, who may not know what he is transmitting, but there
are a lot of other places too that he might want to use it.
**After the second card didn't work, the guy in charge let me unplug
the community computer, rarely used, and plug the cable straight into
my laptop, which worked fine.
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14 years ago