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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?
    i have a C2D 2.16 MBP and a linksys b/g router. i was wondering if i should run the 802.11n enabler in my situation.

    i am not going to get a "n" router anytime soon but was wondering if the update would help with my current connections. will it improve the connection speed/range with my wireless b/g router?

    should i not install the update since i do not have a "n" router because it might cause problems with my b/g router?

    thanks, and sorry if this questions been asked, i searched.

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?
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    I would only install the "N" enabler if you are planning to use and "N" router.

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?
    i have a C2D 2.16 MBP and a linksys b/g router. i was wondering if i should run the 802.11n enabler in my situation.

    i am not going to get a "n" router anytime soon but was wondering if the update would help with my current connections. will it improve the connection speed/range with my wireless b/g router?

    should i not install the update since i do not have a "n" router because it might cause problems with my b/g router/current setup? has anyone experienced problems using a wireless B/G routers after the update (like slower speeds, more frequent connection drops, etc.)?

    im looking for people who have experienced my situation. C2D 2.16 MBP specifically or anyone who has done the 802.11n update and is still using a wireless B/G router.

    thanks, and sorry if this questions been asked, i searched.

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?

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    yeah, basically i wanted to know if it will help better my current connection with my b/g router or cause more problems. thanks

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?
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    No I don't think it would since it only enables "N".

    Any fixes/improvements for wireless would be released threw the software update.

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?
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    You already posted this here.

    Please take the time to read the rules since "cross-posting" is not allowed here.

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?

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    sorry, i posted here for MBP users specific.

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?
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    It won't improve your current connection, but I would get it anyway if only to get it out of the way. All new Wi-Fi products will soon be shipping with (draft at the least) "N" support, so it'll improve your speeds in the future.
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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?

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    Im sorry bit this is ... a ... well No the answer is NO.

    N=N
    B=B
    G=G

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?

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    thanks for the replies.

    so you are saying that enabling the capabilities of detecting n rage signals wont effect with detecting b or g signals? it thought by having n capabilities we should be able to detect older signals like g and b better due to the fact that it can detect signals better (i think they said 5x the range?). so having n capabilities should help with b/g signals correct? maybe i am looking at this wrong... please enlighten me.

    thanks

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Dre View Post
    thanks for the replies.

    so you are saying that enabling the capabilities of detecting n rage signals wont effect with detecting b or g signals? it thought by having n capabilities we should be able to detect older signals like g and b better due to the fact that it can detect signals better (i think they said 5x the range?). so having n capabilities should help with b/g signals correct? maybe i am looking at this wrong... please enlighten me.

    thanks
    You are looking at this wrong. This will not affect b/g ranges. Like iRock said,

    N=N
    G=G
    B=B.

    It can only detect N ranges up to 5x further because it is a newer technology. Its made to be discovered further. It will not help G/B/A ranges.

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    Should I install 802.11n enabler?
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    If you enable 802.11n on your Mac, but only have a 802.11g router, there will be NO performance increase in terms of range or speed. You have to have a 802.11n router in order to experience any of the enhancements that come with the newer technology.

    Now here's the kicker. There have been many reports of people experiencing a LOSS in range and speed after having enabled 802.11n but use it on a b/g router. So take that into consideration before you decide to do it just for kicks

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