"Sooner Al" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
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I beleive that my Orinoco Proxim AP600 does dual mode, (but don't quote me
Anyway, at home I've never really noticed a difference in terms of speed
when I have both devices connected (my "G" laptop and my "B" Axim). That
being said, I'm sure I _might_ notice a difference if I were trying to
transfer a large file from my PC to the laptop and had the Axim connected,
but for the most part I don't really think you would see any degradation of
speed for WEB based stuff (i.e. streaming shows, mp3's etc) as my 1.5 DSL
doesn't even get close to filling the pipe, even for the11 mb per sec of the
More 'n likely if I were transfering a file that big anyway, I would just
plug a CAT 5 cable directly into the router to get a full 100 MB connection
to the network (at least untill I get the WGT624 router <GRIN>)
I also get around the problem by having both routers connected (I simply use
one as an AP rather that a router) so that my laptop connects to the Netgear
router in "G" mode and the Axim connects to the Dlink in "B" mode, so the
one doesn't slow the other down.
I will also set it up the same way when I get the Netgear 624 (hopefully
soon, as I have the 108mb Netgear 511T card for my laptop, which will ONLY
go up to 54Mb while connected to the Netgear 614).
The Dlink is about 2 years old (I think), and the Netgear (which I bought
used from a friend who wanted to u/g) I've had for about a year (it is the
ver.1 and probably came out closer to 2 yeas ago i'm guessing - it was
definitely before WPA was ratified I think and is part of the problem of why
WPA doesn't work very well on either of these routers.).
I may be way off on the age, but it SEEMS like I've had both of these
routers forever now! Definitely time to buy a shiny new one to play with!!