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Using different wireless brands

richierich72
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I have a wireless network setup already.I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and I have a Linksys WMP54G wireless adapter on one computer.The question is can I use another brand name wireless PCI adapter 802.11b for another desktop computer.Will it still work if I do this?Thanks for your help.
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Yes, just make sure it is the same standard (802.11b) as the access point.
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What more can I add to this..??  Yes...  :)
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Mike,
Thank you for clearing that up for me. the point I was trying to make is why not go with "g", its not that much of price difference, and you don't have to worry about the above.

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Yes, the cost of g wireless adapters isn't prohibitive and the performance gain you get would far out weigh the roughly $!5 difference in price to go from 802.11b to 802.11g.

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Thanks for everyones help.I have checked prices and think that I will stick with the Linksys 802.11 WMP54G wireless adapter.I think that the $5-$10 price difference is worth the quality.Again thanks for your input.
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