Frequently Asked Question - What is the difference between B, G, and N networks?

What is the difference between B, G, and N networks?

The “n’s”, “g’s” and even some “b’s” denote different WiFi transmission standards ( and corresponding data speeds) all of which fall under a general standard referred to as 802.11.  Without going into an unnecessary technical explanation, it is safe to say that all current WiFiRanger hardware is compliant with the “n” standard which is the newest version and, therefore, should be able to connect to any WiFi access point you will encounter. 

Some older WiFiRanger hardware may only be compliant with the “g” standard and may have difficulty connecting to some access points configured as “n-only”.  Fortunately, most WiFi operators configure their systems to be backwards compatible to the older standards so that all owners of older hardware can connect without difficulty.