Linksys-g 2.4 GHz wireless to laptop compared to Ethernet connection to desktop


            Wireless networks take advantage of the unlicensed airwaves to transmit data at the 2.4 GHz frequency. The most common application of wireless networks is to remotely connect to the Internet from your laptop and desktops.

G 2.4 GHz wireless to laptop and Ethernet connection to desktop

            The newer 802.11g increases the bandwidth from 11mps in the 2.4 spectrum to 54 mbps with the backward compatibility built into most new hardware. When incorporating 802.11g hardware into the wireless network, the investment in ieee 802.11 equipment is preserved. The 802.11b provides for all our bandwidth needs. For instance, its basic bandwidth is almost the same speed that can be obtained with a 10mbps Ethernet enabled network. This Ethernet network is considered to be legacy software when installed. By upgrading our networks to 100mbps, we increase the network band width ( Glenn W, Glenn J and Ivens K. 2005).

            For the mobile laptop users, the linkeys-g2.4 wireless is not the suitable choice. Instead, the wireless connectivity with lower bandwidth and which is cost effective should be used. The newer gigabit and 10gigabit Ethernet wired applications are used for cabling and have not reach desktops. For instance, if the office uses email, word processing and the spreadsheet software, then the 802.11g will do better (Levine R. 2007).

However, when the newer applications that need a larger bandwidth are used, such as the graphics and other similar softwares, then the difference between 100mbps and 54mbps is not that much. Although the rather is twice as faster, the 100mbps is considered unless the users makes use of the whole bandwidth. Even in the case where a very large amount of data is transferred, the wireless 54mbps versus the 100mbps is not easily discovered by the users.

            For the new internet users, the Ethernet is appropriate since it is cheap and more common (Glenn W, Glenn J and Ivens K. 2005).





Glenn W , Glenn J and Ivens K. (2005). Lynksys networks: the official guide. McGraw-Hill Proffessional.

Levine R. (2007). Windows Vista: the complete reference. McGraw-Hill Proffessional.

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