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Ipronto and IEEE802.11g
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Post 1 made on Friday October 31, 2003 at 19:30
Vincent
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Anyone know of any plans by Philips to produce iPronto with 802.11g capability? Is there a way to ungrade an 802.11b to g?
I want to get an iPronto, but really would want the speed of g.
Post 2 made on Friday October 31, 2003 at 19:39
aimdoug
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From what I've heard Phillips plans to upgrade the Ipronto to use 802.11g. At the present time we are still stuck with 802.11b. I'm not sure the Ipronto will be any more usefull with G support but I will upgrade when its available.
OP | Post 3 made on Friday October 31, 2003 at 19:52
Vincent
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Thanks for the quick response.
I guess the functionality will be the same, but maybe quicker for downloading and surfing.
Post 4 made on Saturday November 1, 2003 at 01:20
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it would need a firmware update, but since it uses an external (seperate) card, an upgrade uption should be simple
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Post 5 made on Saturday November 1, 2003 at 10:03
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I think the ipronto downloads and surfs slowly because of things like processing power, memory, and current firmware capabilites. Typical broadband internet connections range from 1-3 mb/s. 802.11b is capable of 10 mb/s so in theory, ugrading to 54 mb/s 802.11g shouldn't speed up surfing and downloads at all. I recently upgraded my wireless network from 802.11b to 802.11g and the only thing that was faster (and noticeably so) was file transfers from one computer to another. Web surfing and downloads so no speed increase.
Post 6 made on Sunday November 2, 2003 at 03:54
Daniel Tonks
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My 802.11b wireless notebook is MUCH quicker surfing than the iPronto (on the same network). I hope they can optimize the speed more, as 400MHz should be more than enough for speedy browsing...
Post 7 made on Sunday November 2, 2003 at 09:48
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I hope that there is a path to 54g not for the increased bandwidth but because if I run 802.11b devices here on my 54g AP then the AP falls back to a lower speed mode and so it buggers up DVD playback from the server on my laptop across the wireless LAN.

I could just put in another AP I guess - shame I gave away my old 802.11b AP!!!

Phil
Post 8 made on Sunday November 2, 2003 at 18:11
tintruder
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802.11g requires the 32-bit Cardbus interface while 802.11b can run quite happily on the 16-bit PCMCIA bus.

If the iPronto is wired for 32bit expansion, it ought to be only a driver upgrade.

However if the electronics are based upon PCMCIA, it would be a significant hardware revision.
Post 9 made on Sunday November 2, 2003 at 23:40
Daniel Tonks
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From what I've heard it's merely a driver issue, figuring out what cards they can support with drivers with limited memory.


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