Which wireless signal must I use?

I have a D-Link WBR-1310, a wireless G router. It's an older model, but works just fine.

Here's the link for it:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=474

I need to purchase a wireless adapter for a desktop, and looking to get one for the PCI slot, preferrably this one: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-PCE-N13-Wireless-PCI-Ex...

I'm not good with knowing which signals are "universal" or "compatible". If my router's signal is 'G', do I have to purchase a 'G' adapter or am I a little more free to choose? Mainly, will this item that I've selected on Amazon be compatible?

Thanks!

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  • VenuG
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    The classification based on speed is a/ b/ g/ n for wifi. a and b are not compatible because they use different frequencies. b and g are compatible. n will be compatible with g. Read more here :

    http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/wireless80211/a...

    Your best choice will be to go for an n wireless adapter.

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  • 9 years ago

    if you have a G router, ideally you should have a G adaptor, although a B will probably also work but just at the B speed of 11Mbps instead of the G speed of 54

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