Wireless Range

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by andy.lisowski@gmail.com, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Guest

    This question may sound ignorant, but I was thinking...

    Let's say you have one of the new generation Wireless routers that has
    a range 2-6x that of 802.11g.

    Bear in mind that I am not worried about speed at all. Only range.


    Take a laptop that has a wireless card that is....802.11b, a rather
    limited technology by your routers standards.

    Does the card have to be within 802.11b range of the router or can
    it go as far away as a new generation card? Is the range of the
    wireless network dependant upon the signal given off by the router AND
    the card, or just the router? It would seem to me that if the router
    could reach out and shake hands with the card, the range of the card
    should matter. It would be kind of like having the router come to you.


    I hope you understand what I am trying to ask.

    Andy
     
    , Sep 1, 2006
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  2. Hi
    In the middle of this page you would find functional comparison,
    http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Hardware.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > This question may sound ignorant, but I was thinking...
    >
    > Let's say you have one of the new generation Wireless routers that has
    > a range 2-6x that of 802.11g.
    >
    > Bear in mind that I am not worried about speed at all. Only range.
    >
    >
    > Take a laptop that has a wireless card that is....802.11b, a rather
    > limited technology by your routers standards.
    >
    > Does the card have to be within 802.11b range of the router or can
    > it go as far away as a new generation card? Is the range of the
    > wireless network dependant upon the signal given off by the router AND
    > the card, or just the router? It would seem to me that if the router
    > could reach out and shake hands with the card, the range of the card
    > should matter. It would be kind of like having the router come to you.
    >
    >
    > I hope you understand what I am trying to ask.
    >
    > Andy
    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Sep 2, 2006
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