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Windows 7: Does my laptop Support A G or N Routers ?

27 Jul 2010   #1
mohdhtc

windows 7
 
 
Does my laptop Support A G or N Routers ?

Hi guys ..

My Router is dying ( Always needs re-booting ), so i decided to get a new one,
after some reading i found that N routers are the Top now, but you need a laptop that support N routers .
My question is how can i know if my laptop support A G or N routers .

Laptop : Dell Inspiron 1545
Network adapter : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Marvel Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
OS : Win7


Thanks ,,,,,,


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27 Jul 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal

Most Routers are backward compatible, in other words they will support G, B & N so you should be ok. But double check when purchasing just to make sure ... I would advise looking for a good "branded model" with good support. ie. Netgear, Dlink, Linksys, Belkin etc.
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27 Jul 2010   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

The Dell 1397 in your laptop is a G card, the Dell 1515 is an N card. As already pointed out, the router will be backwards compatible. If you really need the speed/range of an N adapter, you could always add a USB N adapter.
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27 Jul 2010   #4
jebuchanan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

When looking up your laptop, I found:

Wi-Fi Options:

Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Mini-Card
Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card


So since you say your wireless is the 1397, your laptop currently does not support the 'N' speed.
You could change this card, or, as PooMan UK states, routers are backwards compatible, allowing you to still connect with it.
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29 Jul 2010   #5
mohdhtc

windows 7
 
 

PooMan UK
strollin
jebuchanan

Thank you for the reply
I think ill get the : linksys WRT54GL , since the newer N models got very bad reviews, like (linksys WRT160N )
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22 Mar 2011   #6
thevaliantx

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jebuchanan View Post
When looking up your laptop, I found:

Wi-Fi Options:

Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Mini-Card
Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card


So since you say your wireless is the 1397, your laptop currently does not support the 'N' speed.
You could change this card, or, as PooMan UK states, routers are backwards compatible, allowing you to still connect with it
.
That is, if in your case you have a Cisco E4200 router as I do, you go into the options and make sure that the router is using the 2.4 GHz band. IIRC by default that particular router uses both the 2.4 and 5 GHz ranges, but if you disable the lesser one and forget about it you potentially have a problem on your hands
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