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ROUTER N vs ROUTER G

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I have a defective WRT54G Linksys router.  So I need a new one.  I have 4 laptops that connect wifi.  They all use G.  Since I can't change the G integrated cards in the laptops, does it make any difference if I get an N router?  I should see no speed or range improvements no matter what I get, right?

All that being true, whats the best router to buy these days?
Thanks!
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If you have G cards, an N router will give you G speeds, not N speeds. For what it is worth, I use a Netopia G router and it is excellent. Not cheap, just excellent. ... Thinkpads_User
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N is gives much better speeds, but is kinda 50-50 with G in terms of the products out there. But N gives you better speeds and ranges, and it is the only WiFi that will work decently well in a concrete maze.
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You are correct. Since all your cards are G standard, an N router will not do anything above what a G router could.

Stick with a G router, they are cheaper unless you see yourself getting devices that have N cards
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