can 801.11b device work for 801.11g router?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by ees1, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. ees1

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Hi, do you think a 801.11b communication base device work okay in 801.11g network?

    Thank you....
  2. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    It should be part of the specs of the router, but in general the answer is yes. Most G devices are backward compatible with B devices.
  3. Dave

    Retired Moderator

    Nov 17, 2003
    801.11g is backwards compatible with 801.11b therefore it should work; however I would expect it to incur a performance hit because b-band support on the g-network is achieved through the CCK modulation scheme which restricts that section of the network to data rates of either 5.5 or 11 Mbs, where the g-compliant portions of the network can go much faster.

  4. studiot

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 9, 2007
    Backward compatible maybe, but what you need to know is that receiving devices (you say your base station is 'b') need to be set for this.

    They usually have up to three settings

    b only
    b and g
    g only

    The settings need to be made in the hardware settings for the device.
  5. ees1

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    thank your for your replies. your comments really help me understand. I did go back to study my router specification. it said:"Firmware is not backwards compatible with Rev. A or B"
    Now I learned another thing today. Thank you all.