wifi modems

mr_india83

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Sep 30, 2006
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Hi I have smart ax 880 modem ,UL 256 Kbps connection.I want to install a wifi network for my laptop i have a few quires related to this.1. Is it better to go for modem given by bsnl (what is the difference between type I II III,Type IV modem ??)or opt for a separate modem (Can u suggest any models)2.Do I need my old modem for installing wifi ?Thanks and regardsJoseph
 

ultra vires

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Nov 28, 2004
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Fisrt u need need to decide wether u need a Wireless Access Point and use the BSNL's router or go in for a Wireless router..Good WAP's come for around 2.5k (LinkSys) and you can get a Netgear's WiFi router for arnd 2k (i for one would go for a wireless router and do away with BSNL's modem/router).
 

mr_india83

Newbie
[OP]
Sep 30, 2006
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Fisrt u need need to decide wether u need a Wireless Access Point and use the BSNL's router or go in for a Wireless router..
Good WAP's come for around 2.5k (LinkSys) and you can get a Netgear's WiFi router for arnd 2k (i for one would go for a wireless router and do away with BSNL's modem/router).


Does the performance of a WiFi router differ from the normal modem in terms of speed.
 


Archer

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Mar 7, 2006
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joseph.. although you'll not see any noticable difference in the browsing speeds (relatively) when you try to transfer files across computers on the network - you'll feel the pain.. a LAN connection (10/100) offers upto 100mbs data transfer (theoritcialy) but the wi-fi has limitation depending on the hardware.. 802.11a has a bandwidth of around 5-8mbps; 802.11b has around 11mbps and the 802.11g is 54mbps.. also, your 'speed' of browsing is dependent on the hardware you have.. for example, i've a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0Ghz with 2GB DDR RAM 410GB SATA HDD and twin 7300GT in SLI - needless to say if i type google and press Ctrl+Enter the page is displayed in under 2sec. ;)oh and another thing.. don't do the mistake of playing multiplayer games on wi-fi.. it gives you serious lag! trust me.. i've tried it :D