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Does 802.11-b wireless routers have the same transmission range as 802.11-g wireless routers?

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Hi Everyone:

       I am wondering if all wireless broadband routers do not have the same default transmisstion range.  The reason I am bring this up is because I have recently upgraded my network hardware upon the assumption or premise that 802.11-g wireless routers will transmit RF waves at a longer range than compared to 802.11-b routers.  As it turns out, both transmit between 30-35 feet.  Given this, I assume the "true" transmission range actually comes from the antennnaes and has nothing to do with the series or generation of the router being used.  However, is this conclusion true though?

        Any shared input on this question will be appreciated.  

        Thank you

        George
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      I have a microwave in the same room as the wireless router.  Is there any chance it could interfere with the transmission even though they are a few feet apart?

      Thanks

      George
This could be possible, but the chance is very minimal.

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      You spoke earlier of the "n" standard of the wireless.  Just for clarification, does the "n" standard actually transmit RF waves further than the "g" standard?

       Thanks

       George
Yes, but its not a standard yet. If you don't need it, I recommend not to buy it now.

The N is still in "draft"-phase.

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Hi Everyone:

       Thanks so much for the feedback.  I am happy to say the situation with the low signal strength of the wireless is now resolved.  Resolution of this situation came about by the installation and configuration of a Linksys 2.4GHz Wireless-G Range Expander Version 3.  Apparently, the very low signal strenght indicated by the wireless pc was a production of the distance between the AP or wireless router and the wireless itself.  The distance exceeded the transmisstion range of the router.  It was certainly refreshing to get this resolved now throught the range expander.

       George

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