I am bit confused with routers

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I am bit confused with routers, please clarify. I am using a Comcast Internet service which is giving me a connection of 6mbps. 802.11b is 11mbps rate and 802.11g is 54mbps. If both standards are ALREADY faster than 6mbps why do people buy these faster routers? Isn't 802.11b more than enough?

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I am bit confused with routers

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The 802.11b and 802.11g Wi-Fi networking standards are typically compatible. An 802.11b router / access purpose can work with 802.11g network adapters and 802.11g  access purpose can work with 802.11b at the same time.
 
However, the variety of technical limitations have an effect on mixed 802.11b and 802.11g networks:
 
An 802.11b consumer can get no better network performance connected to an 802.11g router (access point), than it does once connected to AN 802.11b router.
 
Such a connection is restricted by the 802.11b adapter speed.
While 802.11g consumer can perform slower when it comes to network performance connected to an 802.11b router than to AN 802.11g router.
 
802.11b router restricts such type of connection speed.
Let's say 802.11b and 802.11g clients are connected to AN 802.11g router, the 802.11g clients performance will suffer. 
 
Within the worst case, all 802.11g clients can block to own same network speed because the 802.11b clients. A lot of generally the 802.11g clients purchasers some degradation in performance, but they still do perceptibly faster than their 802.11b equivalent.
 
Same encoding should be used on all devices on the WI-Fi network. 
802.11g devices typically support a lot of advanced encoding options than older 802.11b devices. For instance, some 802.11g routers and network adapters support WPA, but several 802.11g product only supports the weaker WEP. 
 
Stronger encoding options can not be used on the 802.11g instrumentality if the 802.11b instrumentality does not support them.
In summary, 802.11b and 802.11g instrumentality will share a Wi-Fi Lan. I found out properly, the network can do properly and do at cheaper speeds. 
 
Mixing 802.11b and 802.11g gear will economize on instrumentality upgrades within the short stint. 
An all-802.11g network generally provides absolutely effective wireless performance and may be a worthy future goal for householders to think about.

Same encoding should be used on all devices on the WI-Fi network.
802.11g devices typically support a lot of advanced encoding options than older 802.11b devices. For instance, some 802.11g routers and network adapters support WPA, but several 802.11g product only supports the weaker WEP.

Stronger encoding options can not be used on the 802.11g instrumentality if the 802.11b instrumentality does not support them.
In summary, 802.11b and 802.11g instrumentality will share a Wi-Fi Lan. I found out properly, the network can do properly and do at cheaper speeds.

Mixing 802.11b and 802.11g gear will economize on instrumentality upgrades within the short stint.
An all-802.11g network generally provides absolutely effective wireless performance and may be a worthy future goal for householders to think about.

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