Thread: Is my laptop wireless G or N..??

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    Question Is my laptop wireless G or N..??

    Got my woman a laptop for xmas... now i don't know what type of router to get. Is there a way to check whether the machine supports wireless G?

    This is the closest answer I got whilst googling:

    This states that wireless N is backwards compatible with G, but does not answer my question specifically.

    Looking through the linksys website is like taking a walk through the local pc store..

    Looking at system properties in control panel and device manager also yields no answers..

    Laptop documentation also does not provide answers. It's mostly about safety and how to set everything up. Second hand pc dealer also clueless. (yes, I was trying to save $$$)

    I would rather save $$$ by buying a G router if I can.. why do they make it so hard to find out what type of connection is supported by one's laptop..??!

    Laptop is a brand new Dell Inspiron 1501 with Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3500 1.8Ghz 894Ram 32-Bit Vista machine.

    Wireless network card is a Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN mini-card.

    If anyone can provide a method for determining whether a laptop is wireless B, G, N etc.. and can break it down to the 1st grade level.. i would appreciate it very much.

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    Seems like the "Dual" refers to A and G. IIRC, A is on different channels than B/G.

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    You don't need to worry - wireless N would still work on any G-type router (though your card doesn't appear to be N anyway), so go ahead and purchase a G router. They're all backwards compatible, so a G router can do B wireless too even (though not A!). But A isn't even supposed to be for private use - it's more for company use, so I don't see why it would have A capabilities instead of B...
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