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    Does anyone have any opinions on the 802.11g networks as opposed to the semi-standard 802.11b?
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    They are much faster and more expensive.
    I would only use them if I really need fast transfer between computers.

    11g: 6'75 megs/s
    11b: 1.375 megs/s

    This is the maximun transfer rate, but as it's wireless, much of the data is lost in the air, and needs to be resended, so the reall rate is much lower.
    I have the access point about 20 meters from my desktop, and I only get 400 KB/s maximum. I have 11b.

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    I read something in Mobile PC magazine (got a free subscription...always troll at http://www.techbargains.com/ !): if even one 802.11b client joins an 802.11g network, the entire network will slow down to 802.11b speeds (11 MBits/sec).

    802.11g is useless for Internet access. 802.11b is more established and the best unless you are in a high-interference area or need to move larger amounts of data.
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    I've just set up a WLAN connecting over about half a mile.

    The router is 802.11g capable as is the main server. The other devices are mixed between 802.11g and 802.11b.

    The difference in price between the two is negligible (something like 5 for a NIC) so it's worth going for the new, rapidly becoming standard, protocol.

    All the devices will connect as fast as they are individually capable - b devices will not slow down the transfer rate of g devices.

    Attached is a pic of the directional aerial in my roof - it was tricky to get set up exactly but now it's done I'm getting a minimum of 48kbps.
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    Yeesh...I hope it was worth the sterility from having that massive antenna in the roof
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    I checked all that out as well . The only risk to health would be from sitting for prolonged periods of time within 8 cm of the antenna. It's not powered so it doesn't increase the overall power of the signal by much at all. It's just making a more efficient, directional signal.

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    Cool. I think we'll look into perhaps getting the 11g, price permitting. Knowing my boyfriend, he's dying for the 11g. We definitely won't be stretching the network over half a mile. Most likely the laptop will be within oh, about 8 meters at the most of the router.

    There are some large files and batches that I transfer so the 11g sounds better for that.
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