advantage of 802.11agn over 802.11ag?

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What are the advantages of buying a laptop with a wireless NIC that is a/g/n rather than a/g? Will the a/g/n allow greater distance/stronger signal on normal hot spots? Or does the a/g/n protocol require the wifi router/modem to also be a/g/n? I have a 2WIRE router at home and a 2WIRE nic in a pcmcia slot and I get really good access 39 ft. and 3 rooms away. A place I visit has a 2WIRE router next door and I have access with the WEP key. I get really poor results. I do the repair with the windows XP repair function and as soon as I get a renwwed IP address the router comes up for about 5 Min. then no access. Would an 801.11a/g/n nic give me better results? Or is this possibly an issue with the router?

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Advantages are faster speed and longer distance. You will need a routher that is N based to take advantage of this. I would go with the a/g/n laptop so you are prepaired for the future as more N based routhers come on line.

I don’t belive the n card will improve your current signal issues, the routher would need to support the N standard.

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