[TriLUG] interoperability: 802.11g and n
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Thu Oct 1 13:16:17 EDT 2009
I have come across quite a bit of chatter on the open mesh forums about
mixing 802.11n with g Have you checked there?
Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Oct 2009, Greg Brown wrote:
>> No. Well, none that I have tested. I've used the scope on 802.11n
>> (just a couple devices mind you) and once configured for either 5 ghz
>> or 2.4 ghz they use only one of those bands, not both nor do they
>> flip back and forth. So if you wanted 802.11n with full backwards
>> compatibility with 802.11a and b/g you would have to have two radios,
>> one in each band.
> I need something to get packets back from several g-only sites (with
> regular dd-wrt wrt54g waps) to the internet connection, so was
> thinking of connecting an n router by ethernet cable to the wrt54g and
> having the n routers connect via high gain antennas to another n
> router at the site of the internet connection.
> I notice the wrt54g-TM does n routing (at least with dd-wrt). I assume
> it's a 2.45GHz box?
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