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Posted 15 July 2012 - 17:20
Posted 15 July 2012 - 17:22
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:02
Maybe your adapter doesn't support 5GHz mode, tell him to set the router to Wireless N 2.4GHz too and see if you can connect then
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:11
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:29
Is it 2 separate APs for G and N ? Or the same router with G and N enabled ?
If they are separate then surely you should know which one you connected to whether it is the N or G AP, if it is the same one, disable G and see if you can still connect.
I have 3 wireless N devices here, all mobile devices / small devices and none of them connect higher than 65mbps, could just be the limitation of your netbooks adapter
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:33
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:43
Never having used 5GHz on my router, can you actually have 5GHz and 2.4GHz simultaneously ?
I would disable 5GHz and see how you get on
If you disable everything but N and connect, then you don't need anything to show you which mode you connected in, it would have to be N
EDIT - AP = Access Point yea
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:45
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:45
Technically, the way it does 5ghz and 2.4ghz at the same time is by having two separate AP's inside the router, transmitting with two different SSIDs (the 5ghz one just adds the word "-5ghz" to the end of your assigned SSID).
As I brought my laptop with me to the router (so i could use ethernet cable while i messed with the wifi settings), i noticed the speed went all the way up to 65mbps! This must mean I am in wireless N mode! Granted, that only happened when the signal strength was between -10dB and 0dB (5 feet away from router), but it works! Now the question is why I am only running at 65, when the router is clearly 300mbps capable. Even my laptop can detect that the router can provide up to 300.
I heard this might be because the router will transmit at the speed of the slowest device on the network? If that's the case, then I understand why they added a separate 5ghz transmitter for the fast N devices. And the slowest device on my network is probably the 802.11g printer, and I'm not gonna disconnect that, so I guess I'm screwed until I get a 5ghz capable wifi adapter for my laptop.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:52
65mbps is the highest my mobile devices connect at too but a wireless usb key I bought the other day will connect at 150mbps at the same time
I edited my post to include about the encryption settings (If it applies to your setup)
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:56
Posted 15 July 2012 - 21:21
afaik, having different wireless N devices connect at lower speeds won't make all the wireless N devices connect at that speed
Problem comes in when you have G/N network and a G device connected, the N network will drop to the G speeds
Sure Budman will chime in soon enough and sort it out for you
Posted 15 July 2012 - 21:23
Ah, well either way thats what I meant. My laptop cannot use the 5ghz network, only the 2.4ghz one, which is G/N. It has many slow G devices on it like a printer, a blackberry, etc, so it is being limited to 64mbps (at 5 ft away) which is effectively 8mbps in my room, which means the network file transfer rate is almost the same as the internet download speed.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 21:48
Best way to overcome that is to attach another wireless AP in G mode only, then set the main router to N only, that way your N clients connect at their N speeds, and your G devices still have a wireless connection