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Will older pc running at 400Mhz cause any degradation in performance of 802.11-g Linksys Broadband Router?

Hi Everyone:

          There is a possibility we may be rearranging the setup of your wireless network equipment.  We currently have the 802.11-g Linksys Wireless Broadband Router connected to a modest pc running at 1.2GHz and the wireless running on an older machine with a Celeron 400Mhz chip.  At this time, we are considering switching this around (e.g. running the wireless router to the older pc and the wireless network adapter to the newer pc).  With this point in mind, will the age or vintage of the pc running at 400Mhz cause any degradation in performance of the wireless router?

          Any shared thoughts or ideas to this question will be appreciated.

          Thank you

          George
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rindiCommented:
I'm not sure what your reasoning is behind thinking a PC's CPU will influence the performance of your other wireless equipment? The only thing that can influence that would be a Slow or broken NIC, or maybe a badly configured NIC. Another thing that would influnce it would be malware running on the PC's, but that has nothing to do with the CPU speed of the PC. Or are you using one of the PC's as an internet gateway or proxy server? Then the CPU would have some influence, particularly if it was a proxy server.
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lrmooreCommented:
The difference would be the wireless nic card in the older PC. If it is 802.11b instead of g, then this will have a detrimental affect on the entire wirless network. The G radio will step-down to the lowest speed client. If one B only client attaches the the G Access point, then everybody's connection drops to B levels.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone:

      Thanks so much for the prompt feedback to this question.  I especially appreciate the well thought out answers to this question as well.  After reviewing everything presented, I now have a much better understanding of the major factors which determine or effects the speed of a wireless connection.

       Many thanks once again.

      George
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rindiCommented:
your welcome
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