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Wireless-N: The Next Generation Today

IEEE 802.11g wireless networking, better known as Wireless-G, has been the mainstream standard for several years. Unfortunately, it just isn’t fast enough for streaming video or other heavy-duty multimedia tasks. Enter 802.11n (Wireless-N). Wireless-N, which is backwards-compatible with Wireless-G, is showing up in some new notebook computers, but can also be retrofitted to existing notebook and desktop computers.

Make the swap into Wireless-N adapters and a wireless router if you want better signal range, faster speed at longer distances, and better performance for streaming media, especially video—an especially big consideration for multimedia fans. Check reviews carefully, as well as the Wi-Fi Alliance’s list of certified products, to make sure you’re getting the performance and interoperability you need.

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