That guy needs to do more research. AirGo MIMO is far better then the "other" MIMO's products. Netgear dumped the majority of its older MIMO in lue of AirGo because of these reasons. Its pure misunderstanding about AirGo mimo not working with "old" hotspots. I bought a Pre-N card the week they came out and have used it on AP's from Oregon to Texas and back (two differnet routes, 2300 miles each) and never a problem due to my card. A few motels claiming wifi but really just hijacking the connection from the place next door with a repeater was fun. At least he tries to secure your AP with WPA (which has been cracked just like WEP). Its bogus that a card older then `05 will need to be replaced, many are just driver upgradable. The WRT54G was a decent router, till the v5's when they went to crap. He needs to keep up better. And only some MIMO really hogs the spectrum, the same ones that use channel bonding to get 108mbit. Single channel MIMO like single channel 108mbit is clean and follows the 11g rules for backoff when other traffic is around.

Jeromie

Peter R. wrote:

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/73487

*Avoiding MIMO*
/Professor warns: stick with 802.11g/
Posted 2006-04-10 13:22:06
Incorrectly advising users that new 802.11n gear won't work with old hotspots, an article in the Boston Globe <http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2006/04/09/less_is_more_create_a_network_with_no_wires/> also uses conversations with computer engineering professor Thomas A. McGonagle to suggest users should avoid MIMO gear entirely.

   /"These Multi Input, Multi Output gadgets achieve excellent signal
   quality and range by hogging the wireless spectrum up to 219 yards
   away- If you live in the city or suburbs, your MIMO router will
   knock out your wireless-enabled neighbors' connections. And if your
   neighbors also have MIMO, you'll all lose your connections. MIMO
   also won't work with those free Wi-Fi hotspots that are popping up
   in increasing numbers of cafes and libraries."/



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