Will wireless N also have B/G.


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micky

I've pretty much given up on the printer in my previous thread.

I've been looking at new printers at Office Depot, and the signs for
several of them say Wireles N. But I only have wireless 802.11B/G.
If it has N, will it also have B and/or G? I can buy an N router,
but will it work with my other G-stuff. Plus I'd like to buy the
router if needed before I get the printer.


Despite what I said about only shopping Canon now, I didn't like the
looks of the ones at Staples and Office Depot, they were too big and
the controls didn't seem convenient, and the prices were higher for
the same features.. At the moment, I'm getting dragged in by Epson's
combination of low price, lots of features, small footprint, and
pretty case. (Ugh. I can't believe I care about the case.)

I've noticed that on Amazon, the Epson Workforce 520 has a lot of bad
reviews but the Epson Workforce 645 has mostly very good reviews.
Since the printers are very much alike in design, do the contrasting
reviews mean anything more than randomness, and that one can't rely on
Amazon ratings? Or user ratings in general?

The online video CNet review/advertisement for the 645 said it had
B/G, even though the sign at Office Depot said it had N and didn't
mention the others.

(I noticed that some had wirelless and said explicitly that they
couldn't be connected wired!)

Thanks.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "micky said:
I've pretty much given up on the printer in my previous thread.

I've been looking at new printers at Office Depot, and the signs for
several of them say Wireles N. But I only have wireless 802.11B/G.
If it has N, will it also have B and/or G? I can buy an N router,
but will it work with my other G-stuff. Plus I'd like to buy the
router if needed before I get the printer.


Despite what I said about only shopping Canon now, I didn't like the
looks of the ones at Staples and Office Depot, they were too big and
the controls didn't seem convenient, and the prices were higher for
the same features.. At the moment, I'm getting dragged in by Epson's
combination of low price, lots of features, small footprint, and
pretty case. (Ugh. I can't believe I care about the case.)

I've noticed that on Amazon, the Epson Workforce 520 has a lot of bad
reviews but the Epson Workforce 645 has mostly very good reviews.
Since the printers are very much alike in design, do the contrasting
reviews mean anything more than randomness, and that one can't rely on
Amazon ratings? Or user ratings in general?

The online video CNet review/advertisement for the 645 said it had
B/G, even though the sign at Office Depot said it had N and didn't
mention the others.

(I noticed that some had wirelless and said explicitly that they
couldn't be connected wired!)

Thanks.

The printer will work with the WiFi Router but not at "N" rates. That's all and you can
still use them with wired Ethernet.
 
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Bast

micky said:
I've pretty much given up on the printer in my previous thread.

I've been looking at new printers at Office Depot, and the signs for
several of them say Wireles N. But I only have wireless 802.11B/G.
If it has N, will it also have B and/or G? I can buy an N router,
but will it work with my other G-stuff. Plus I'd like to buy the
router if needed before I get the printer.


Despite what I said about only shopping Canon now, I didn't like the
looks of the ones at Staples and Office Depot, they were too big and
the controls didn't seem convenient, and the prices were higher for
the same features.. At the moment, I'm getting dragged in by Epson's
combination of low price, lots of features, small footprint, and
pretty case. (Ugh. I can't believe I care about the case.)

I've noticed that on Amazon, the Epson Workforce 520 has a lot of bad
reviews but the Epson Workforce 645 has mostly very good reviews.
Since the printers are very much alike in design, do the contrasting
reviews mean anything more than randomness, and that one can't rely on
Amazon ratings? Or user ratings in general?

The online video CNet review/advertisement for the 645 said it had
B/G, even though the sign at Office Depot said it had N and didn't
mention the others.

(I noticed that some had wirelless and said explicitly that they
couldn't be connected wired!)

Thanks.



"G" will definitely work with "N" protocols, just a teeny bit slower.
"B" may not work at all though.
 
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