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  Quote snowball4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: wireless...
    Posted: May/29/2009 at 12:20pm
Does anyone know the difference between 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.11b/g?
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  Quote dylanpipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 12:21pm
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  Quote mattaleao Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 12:25pm
b/g will only support those networks, where as a/b/g/n/ will support every current wireless technology.

a/b/g/n is good to get if you dont care about the price differences.  You wont be able to connent to N networks on the b/g

Nobody uses A anymore.
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  Quote Jack Off Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 12:25pm
Originally posted by dylanpipe

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why the hell did you even post for then?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/802.11
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  Quote giftedhands Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 12:28pm
the first one you mentioned will allow wireless data transfer across different, supposedly less crowded bands. the 'n' is supposed to be the best currently out right now for consumers, and is expected to become the standard. the big difference between 'n' and 'b/g' is that 'n' allows for MIMO (multiple in multiple out) antennas to get faster data transferring. 
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  Quote snowball4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 12:29pm
Hmmm.... So, my old laptop that just fried, I had a/b/g/n.  This new one I'm looking at is b/g.  I've always been able to find unsecured networks near my place, consistently for two years now, and I'd really like to not have to pay for internet.  I am borrowing a friend's old laptop with a wireless card that is just g and was not able to pick up any of my usual unsecured networks, so I need to somehow find out if they are b or n I guess?  
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  Quote snowball4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 12:32pm
Or maybe the extra cost to find one with n is worth it if it means I'm pretty sure I'll get the unsecured networks.
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  Quote wtrocky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 12:48pm
Most Wireless N adapters are back wards compatible and will be able to pick up b/g.  Like mattaleao said, a isn't used anymore and it's seriously unlikely that you were picking up an a wireless signal.  Adapters aren't that expensive, and would be significantly less expensive than buying your own Internet.
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  Quote Timmay_650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 4:21pm
What you can try and do is change the setting on your wireless card and give it more power and you will get a better range. If you were using a battery it would die faster but most people leave them plugged in so that doesn't matter. 
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What you can try to do is utilize Google. 
 
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  Quote JohnRambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 5:40pm
so pretty much you're looking for the best card to steal internet with?
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  Quote lbparalist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 7:05pm

n is the best out of all the network.

then g.

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  Quote myke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 7:54pm
Originally posted by snowball4

Hmmm.... So, my old laptop that just fried, I had a/b/g/n.  This new one I'm looking at is b/g.  I've always been able to find unsecured networks near my place, consistently for two years now, and I'd really like to not have to pay for internet.  I am borrowing a friend's old laptop with a wireless card that is just g and was not able to pick up any of my usual unsecured networks, so I need to somehow find out if they are b or n I guess?  

I doubt that the card is JUST g, it's probably running in G mode only - which is also why you're not finding networks. When you're running in single mode rather then mixed mode - some cards will only connect to networks that are also running in Single mode. Most routers out of the box run in mixed mode (b or g) - which means you're excluding those networks, which is why you can't see 'em.

Just tweak the settings on the card, and it should probably pick 'em back up.

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  Quote Metal Gear REX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2009 at 9:18pm
Sometimes the cards can be taken from one laptop to the next all you need is to connect it correctly and the proper drivers...
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  Quote ridesnowboarder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/30/2009 at 5:10am
Originally posted by snowball4

Or maybe the extra cost to find one with n is worth it if it means I'm pretty sure I'll get the unsecured networks.



Yeah, it should be worth it
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  Quote snowball4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/30/2009 at 2:47pm
Yes, I am pretty much looking for the best card or adapter or whatever to be able to pick up unsecured networks.  I'm sure some would disagree, but I don't know that I consider it stealing when all someone has to do is put a password on it.  I'm not trying to somehow hack through anyone's password, it's just that I live in a resort town and in an area of town near a lot of short term rentals and condos, and I think a lot of rental companies have decided it's not worth the trouble to put a password on.  But believe me, I've ended up sitting in corners, etc., I once even had to put my laptop on top of the fridge to pick up a signal! 

Yep, Sinixstar, you were right! It also had b but it was set to g.  It's a friend's laptop so I don't want to mess around with it too much (I think I may be at a point where I understand just enough to be able to really screw something up), but I did change it to b and picked up a few more.  I don't think I'll try to move the card from my broken laptop to a new one, it looks like an adapter is the way to go, but that got me thinking, do people ever buy broken/fried laptops for parts (like with cars)? 
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  Quote ty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/30/2009 at 3:19pm
since you are stealing internet from the paying customers around you, buy an apple airport express and it will pick up networks and strengthen the signal in your appartment.

I don't condone stealing internet, but if you do it, do it right.
Bring it hard or don't bring it at all.
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