Originally Posted by 919191
I'm thinking of gettiing my son a Xbox 250 GB for his birthday. BestBuy is offering a 75 buck discount card with it this week. Question is the specs say the wifi is 802.11n but my wireless is 802.11b and 802.11g . It;s a Westell gateway from Frontier/Verizon. Is this a problem? I don't really understand wireless, but I've been able to get our Ipods, Wii, and laptop to connect wirelessly. Anyone know about this?
WiFi is, for the most part, backwards compatible with older networks. 802.11n is one of the newer standards, but an 802.11n transmitter/receiver will still connect to an older 802.11b or 802.11g router -- it just won't get the benefits of an 802.11n network (longer range, for example).
I'd buy the Xbox with 99.9% certainty that it'll connect to your network with no problems.