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I have a question, I think I know the answer but I want to be positive. I have a dlink wireless router 802.11 a. Can I use ...say....a Linksys, wireless card 802.11 a or do all parts have to be the same brand? :roll:
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Don't quote me on this, but I think if it's 802.11, brand shouldn't matter.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Don't quote me on this, but I think if it's 802.11, brand shouldn't matter.


As long as it is a compatable part it should not matter!
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well that's what he's asking. whether or not they are compatible.

802.11a is a networking protocol or "language," and if your parts are all
different brands, but speak that "language" = brand is irrelevant. :)
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UNFLUX wrote:
well that's what he's asking. whether or not they are compatible.

802.11a is a networking protocol or "language," and if your parts are all
different brands, but speak that "language" = brand is irrelevant. :)


That is what i meant! Sorry i will be more in depth next time.
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Ok so should we consider this resolved? i just wanted to be sure before I wrote it in stone, but I thought all along it was the protocol and not the brand that mattered.
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Ok so should we consider this resolved? i just wanted to be sure before I wrote it in stone, but I thought all along it was the protocol and not the brand that .




But yes ANTO we were all thinking the same! We just all wrote it in a different way!
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I knew that. This at least should confirm what I think shaunamc suspected from the start.
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thats what I thought. thanks all
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802.11 is a standard that manufactures must adhere to the B is the most common (802.11b) and widely used. G is on its way to replace the B the main selling points of G is 54mbps, B is only 11mbps. I think A is 1 or 5mbps. A and G I also think the A, B, and G, run on the 2.4Ghz range. I know for sure the B is 2.4, just not sure about the other two. This is all just food for thought. :wink: Enjoy :D
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ModernDestroyer wrote:
802.11 is a standard that manufactures must adhere to the B is the most common (802.11b) and widely used. G is on its way to replace the B the main selling points of G is 54mbps, B is only 11mbps. I think A is 1 or 5mbps. A and G I also think the A, B, and G, run on the 2.4Ghz range. I know for sure the B is 2.4, just not sure about the other two. This is all just food for thought. :wink: Enjoy :D


802.11B and G is 2.4GHz. 802.11-b is a propritary standard dumbass D-Link started which can go to 22mbps while standard 802.11b is only 11mbps.

802.11A is 5GHz and runs at 54mbps, which is the same speed as 802.11G.

G, however, is still in draft but my Linksys router with 802.11B/G got a firmware update supporting Full G, nt just the draft.

To the poster: I wouldn't recommend buying D-Link ANYTHING. I bought a D-Link router. Biggest piece of *plum*, when I went to take it back, 5 others with D-Link products were taking their stuff back complaining as well. Everyone I know who has ever used D-Link has had problems and most of the people who say D-Link is great, they have to reset it every so often, and you should NEVER have to reset a router.

My old Linksys went for a year straight without being reset and my new linksys is just a great.

I'd recommend buying Netgear or Linksys. D-Link's http interface leaves alot to be desired and just doesn't compare to Linksys with the features/options.
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that's wierd. I'm on a wired network with Dlink right now, haven't had any problems for almost a year now. I hooked up a netgear for a friend of mine this past weekend and it gave us hell. I've worked with linksys, I thought that was the best and easiest
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Man that dude was here what a few hours? :D
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I tried microsofts wireless router today...what a friggin head ache...I think i'm going to return it. It kept telling me to disable the firewall, even though I don't have one. Any ideas
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I have yet to see somebody use a microsoft AP. Stick to D-link, linksys or Net gear. Enjoy :D
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yea I'm sitting here waiting for 10 o'clock to come so I can go fight with comp USA and exchange this crap for a linksys.
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802.11b uses DSSS while 802.11a uses OFDM.
802.11b uses the 2.4GHz band while 802.11a uses the 5GHz band.

802.11a is not compatible with the 802.11b protocol, hence 802.11a devices cannot work with existing 802.11b wireless access points. If you plan on using the newer 802.11g standard, your 802.11b cards can access the "g" network. This will not be the case for 802.11a radio cards.
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Thanks for all the help. I eventually returned it and got linksys, which took about 30 mins total to set up everything. NO problems so far.

thanks again.
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told ya...good stuff ;)

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