I have used a Linksys 4port wired router for my home network for about two years with no problems. I now am looking at purchasing a Wireless router and notebook card to add my laptop to the network.
I have looked at Liknsys 802.11b and 802.11g systems. The "g" is suppose to be 5 times faster than the "b". Some people have told me it isn't necessary to purchase the "g" because my DSL service is actually "slower" than the speed of the "b" router thus the additional speed of the "g" would be a waste.
I would appreciate any feedback regarding this issue. Additionally, any pro's or con's on the linksys wireless router would be helpful.
Your "some people" are correct. Your DSL service runs at best 1.5Mbps. 802.11b has nominal speed of 11Mbps, but a practical speed of about 5Mbps. 802.11g has a nominal speed of 54Mbps, but a practical speed of about 25Mbps. So the slowest speed is the DSL and that's the speed you will surf the internet at, except for the last few feet in your home. 54g speeds are helpful if you anticipate heavy LAN traffic between your PCs for file sharing or gaming. Otherwise it has little use.
I just want to add this, with regard to the A standard, it's correct that there's less interference, however, the distance would go down to 75 feet max and linksys doesn't have firmware upgrades for "A" routers. So when you have a problem with it, it's just gonna be really HARD to make it work again.