Connecting 802.11n wireless access point to 802.11g router
Posted on 2009-02-13
User has a home network using a Verizon Actiontec MI424-WR FIOS router, which includes an 802.11g wireless connection and four wired ports. They have two computers in the house that connect using 802.11g wireless cards. However, they need better coverage and signal strength, so I'm wondering if I can easily connect an 802.11n wireless access point to one of the wired ports, and put 802.11n wireless cards in the two computers to solve the problem.
1) Do I need to disable the wireless 802.11g connection in the router?
2) I have set up several Linksys 802.11g APs in the past, typically where all they had was a non-wireless router. Should I be able to easily configure an 802.11n AP in the above configurarion just as easily?
3) Since the LInksys WAP54G was so easy in the past, does it make sense to go with the Linksys WAP4410N in this case? Or, is there a better one for the money?
4) No matter what AP I go with, is there a recommendation on the computer wireless cards?