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fcm4711
2004-05-27, 15:02
Bill

I occasionaly use a Linksys WGA54G bridge. I
opted for the game adapter instead of the 'real'
bridge because of the lower price.

My experiences are mixed. I found the WGA54G difficult
to setup, but when it is setup the connection is quite
fast and reliable.

What I mean by difficult is that often I need to
set a setting several times until the WGA54G would
take the new setting.

You also might want to check if WPA is available for
a certain bridge.

Felix


--- PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com> wrote:
> Funny. I just associated the serious reduction in
> speed of my laptop
> to exactly when the squeezebox connected. I had
> never specifically
> looked at either the access point or the laptop
> because I just figured
> that when the b device (squeezebox) connected,
> everything else
> dropped down to b. Thanks for the correction.
>
> Still, $20 was a *VERY* good investment to keep my
> laptop and wireless
> camera a g speeds and my wireless squeezebox on it's
> on AP that
> I can move around as I need to without disrupting my
> g devices.
>
> Paul
>
> >>> sadams (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com 05/27/04 04:22PM >>>
>
>
> It doesn't "go down to B"... the throughput for G
> devices is reduced
> (typically 40% **while the B devices are actively
> communicating**) but
> it doesn't slow all of the .G devices down to .B
> speeds.
>
>
>
> On May 27, 2004, at 1:17 PM, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>
> > So, your g will still move down to a b when you
> have even one
> > squeezebox attach to it. If you have 5
> squeezeboxen, it will still go
> > down to a b. It's not like the ap can tell it's
> got more b devices to
> > deal with and will automatically up to a g. It is
> still going to run
> > as a b.
> >
> > Paul
> >
> >>>> Bill.Dixon (AT) Level3 (DOT) com 05/27/04 03:58PM >>>
> > I want g because I'll be running several
> squeezeboxen at once, and I
> > prefer lossless or very high bitrate MP3. Kevin's
> correct, I want to
> > run several small "gaming adapter" type g bridges
> because running the
> > wireless sb will drag a g network down to b, and
> the current sb has no
> > forseeable g upgrade path.
> >
> > There are some that aren't too expensive.
> > DLink
> >
>
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductdesc.asp?description=33-127
>
> > -131&depa=0
> > motorola ~ $83
> >
>
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductdesc.asp?description=33-301
>
> > -102&depa=0
> > hawking
> > http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?
> > sku=10362439&loc=101&hdwt=22093&sp=2
> > USR
> > http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?
> > sku=10362881&loc=101&hdwt=22093&sp=2
> >
> > I was looking to see if anyone had personal
> experience w/ particular
> > models.....
> >
> > -bill
> >
> >