At the moment I am using a D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624 router and an ACER Aspire 1694 laptop and the combination works fine.
I also have two desktop PC’s that are presently wired but will soon to be wireless plus I am putting in a basement suite and I wish to give the tenants access to the internet too.
I read one negative of the D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624 is that to obtain it’s top speeds it must be configured in static 108 mode, which will make it incompatible with standard 802.11g clients. I also read the D-Link's superior performance is achieved only in Super-G channel-bonded mode, which can interfere with other networks and render the device incompatible with standard 802.11g equipment.
So using the ACER Aspire 1694 in the network would mean the top speeds would not be available unless I bought a D-Link DWL-G650 for the ACER, is this right?
Anyway due to rebates, sale pricing, and some criticisms, I decided to buy the Linksys WRT54GS plus two Linksys Wireless-G PCI Cards with SpeedBooster.
Now I know that unless the entire wireless network has the same technology (either D-Link AirPlus Xtreme or Linksys SpeedBooster) that the higher speeds will not be achieved, and even with the same technology across the board these higher speeds may not be seen.
With the gear I have now, or with some changes, what would be the best way to have my ACER Aspire 1694, my two Desktop PC’s and the separate basement suite on a wireless network? Note I would need to have the basement suite isolated from my system.
Could I put the D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624 router in the basement suite and have it receive the Linksys WRT54GS router signal? Is there a good way to ensure Linksys SpeedBooster across the entire system, or is it even worth bothering?
Gear I have now:
1) D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624 router
1) ACER Aspire 1694 laptop
2) Desktop PC
1) Linksys WRT54GS router
2) Linksys Wireless-G PCI Cards with SpeedBooster