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Old 08-26-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default Wireless 802.11G vs B?

Just got a new laptop, and it comes with wireless G. Is that backwards compatible with B wireless? So far I am having no luck. I got linksys 802.11B set up with two computers allready, if I have to I will just buy a B card, but rather not.
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yes it is backwards compatable

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if you have MAC address filtering, be sure that you have the MAC address under "allowed" for that pc. If you are using the xp wireless configuration, you have to do a little work so it'll know which one to connect to, if its a 3rd party app, make sure it is connecting to your network. I have had my B card connect to a G network, and I have had a G card, connect to my B network. So I know from experience that it is backwards compatable.


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It shold work fine, but you may need to set it up to "work" with it. Sometimes it needs to be told to work in Compatability.
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I just got a G card too last week. You will find that more places ( if you take you laptop around) will have the G.

You might have to tweak it abit but it should work fine.
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I brought it into work today, and set it up with our wireless B network, and it worked fine. So, at least its working.
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