January 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm #160692QuinnyefcMember
Hi recent got a Blue NC10 but my internet is currently connected to my desktop via a normal modem. I have been looking at wireless routers to buy but I don’t really know much about them.
Firstly there is either G or N routers. Does anyone know the difference between these and also which one would be best for my NC10.
Secondly is the speed. I’ve seen routers from 54mps up to 300mps. Obviously i know that the faster ones would be better, but I was wondering wether the NC10 has a certain capability, ie. would not connect to the higher speed modems.
Finally could anyone reccomend a good router for me to buy.
Thanks.January 18, 2009 at 9:36 pm #180356AlfiharParticipant
The NC10’s wireless card is capable of B or G, so the fastest it will connect is 54Mbit/s. The NC10 will work fine with an N router (really B, G, N) at the slower speed.
B is basically older and slower at up to 11Mbit/s and operates on the 2.4 GHz frequency.
G is the standard and a standard G connection will go up to 54Mbit/s and also operates on the 2.4 GHz frequency.
draft N is the latest one and the fastest, it can top out at 300Mbit/s (think it will go up to 600Mbit/s in the future) and can operate on either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency. N should also have a greater range than B or G.
As the draft N routers are backwards compatible with G and B it may be worth buying a draft N capable router incase you want to upgrade in the future.
Router wise I’m a fan of Netgear and Linksys though I use an Apple Airport Extreme Gigabit at the moment which is a draft N router.
Oh in addition to B, G and draft N there is also A which the NC10 with the stock card will not work with, it’s an older type and has shorter range than the others.January 18, 2009 at 9:44 pm #180359QuinnyefcMember
Thanks. Greatly appriciatedJanuary 19, 2009 at 9:46 am #180355jezMember
<img src="https://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ncbl-20&l=ur2&o=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /> or Wireless Routers (UK)<img src="https://www.assoc-amazon.co.uk/e/ir?t=samncblog-21&l=ur2&o=2″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />January 19, 2009 at 10:31 am #180358mossmotorsportMember
Belkin Routers tend to be pretty good – I like the easy security setup on them. Would highly recommend a Draft N router though just like Alfihar said – for upgradability in the future. Belkin also have a life time warranty too – so if it fries in a few years time they just do a straight swap out.January 19, 2009 at 4:31 pm #180357hufnMember
Honeslty, it depends on price. Overall, they are all pretty equivalent. However, the draft-n seems to run $75 and up on average, and you can find a G for under $20 on sale, I’ve seen them as low as $10. If you really don’t plan on upgrading your nc10 any time soon (which I don’t either since a wireless N card for the lappy would run another $70+) then don’t bother with the draft n as somehting else will be coming out soon anyway (hopefully ieee will actually ratify it one of these days…..)
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