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What is the diffrence??? and how do i know what one i need for my 1 1/2 year old gateway laptop???
G is a little older, but is still pretty much a standard for today and is by no means obsolete. N is the Newest WiFi technology, bleeding edge tech if you will. To determine what you need for your laptop, you need to look at the specifications of your laptop (if it came with a spec sheet) and see if it says "802.11g" or "801.11n" on it under wireless standard. If you do not have a spec sheet, you can google the model number of your laptop, along with the word gateway and the word specifications. The results will usually include some type of system specific specifications from where you can find out what type of wireless your laptop has. If you dont know what N does, you should be fine with G. By the date, it sounds like your laptop will have G standard. The specific difference is the amount of signals, and the total speed. G is 54 MBps and N can goto 248 MBps. However, your cable or DSL connection can only go about 10MBps or less probably, so it doesnt matter if you are going 54,248,or 10000000 MBPS locally on your LAN, since your link to the 'net is only 10 MBps. Long answer short, check the specs but probably go with G.
Posted on May 15, 2008
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Ok. As per your statement your laptop is working
perfectly , when you are connected your laptop with with the cable wire.So the
network cable is OK. So you have to configured the wireless cable in your laptop when it is connected to your laptop. After
connecting the cable wire to your laptop you have to findout the gate way of
your ISP ( Internet Service Provider). To find out the gate way , kindly follow
the following instructions.
First findout the IP address , subnet
mask,and Gateway addresses of your ISP ( InternetService Provider ).To find out
the above mentionedaddresses first open the control
panel -> network connections -> local
area connction -> properties -> Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPV4) OR Internet
Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPV6)according to your ISP -> Properties
By the systematic selection as mentioned above you will get the IP
address, subnet mask and Gateway addresses. Kindly note the Gate way address of
your ISP. Then enter the gateway address in the browser and open the window. Then
a control panel / a window will appear. It will prompt you to enter 1). user
name, and 2) password. If you are having the user name and passwords provided
by your ISP , kindly enter them in the window and click to open. Then the
particulars of Motorola SURFboard SBG900
Wireless Router will be displayed in the window. Then click the wireless
icon and click to enable. Hurray ! your laptop will work perfectly through
wireless. If you are not aware of about the 1). User name and 2). password ,
you must approached to your ISP and try obtain the same for working of your
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