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My Dell wifi card supports a/g/n protocols will it support the protocol b? What is the possible range of the dell wifi mini card 1515 - N wireless card?

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The dell wifi mini card 1515 does support 802.11b. 
The range can vary greatly. Think of it this way a single level small house works well with A and B. A large multi level home works well with G and N.

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