What happens when you hve a G or B device on an N network like the Linksys WRT150N or WRT300N

Posted on 2007-10-11
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using Linksys WRT150N or WRT300N or other n router, what happens when a B or G device connects?  Will all things revert to the B / G range / speeds?

I remember reading that with (older?) g routers, when a B connects, then all wireless PCs will be dealing wiht the box at B speeds.  Is that an old problem and newer G and N machines aren't affected?
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There is a feature in the Linksys routers called CTS Protection Mode. It ensures the slower band cards would connect with no problems, of course with a reduced speed. It is still in the Current models I believe.

I dont think it was that bigof a problem on the G bands personally. Havent taken the leap to N yet. But I wouldnt think its a big deal.....


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but the n devices will stay at n speeds / n range while the b and g will be slower?

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It should help, but the more G devices connected will eventually slow the transmissions down some....

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