Is 802.11n router compatible with 802.11g

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September 5, 2010 at 11:05:14
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, C2D2.8GHZ/4GB
I want to buy a wireless router an N Edition and also a Wlan USB adapter for my system. I was thinking of getting a G Edition USB adapter as it is cheaper then the N Edition. So can I use the 802.11g USB Adapter with 802.11n router. Do all 802.11n routers have an option of using mix frequency of g and n when setting up the router. Please explain in detail. Also explain the range of the two routers as my system will be place on the first floor of my home and the router on the ground floor. And does the range fall if I use 802.11n router on mix settings i.e 802.11g/n. And if I am wrong then which router has better range. Please explain everything in detail. Don't forget to tell about the range and tell me if I can use it with my system on the first floor and router on the ground floor. Or will a g edition router be enough for use within this range.
Note that i will use the router for internet only as the internet connection is on the groung floor and my system has moved to first floor of my house. And my internet speed is rated at 3 MB only.

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#1
September 6, 2010 at 03:18:28
I'm not aware of wireless routers supporting 802.11n, that do not support 802.11g.

To be absolutely sure, simply take a look at the datasheet of the router, you'd like to buy.
There are listed all the supported wireless standards, like 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b a.s.o.

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#2
September 6, 2010 at 11:25:04
paulsep also tell me about the range .. I've heard that 802.11g has longer due to lower band frequency and lower speed and the 802.11n has shorter range due to higher band frequency and speed. The speed is not my problem as my internet connection is rated at 1.00Mb/s and I get a total download of 100Kb/s so this is not the problem. What I need is range so please reply.

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#3
September 6, 2010 at 11:55:27
Yes, you are quite right.
The higher the speed, the higher the frequency and the lower the range of the signal.
So if one needs a real large range, he uses lower wireless bandwidth.
Otherwise, you need additional antennas.

Here you can read additional informations on the frequencies and it's range:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_8...

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September 13, 2010 at 06:09:10
thanks alot.

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September 13, 2010 at 08:31:38
You are welcome!

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