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Help with Draft N router

by akajuanito88 / July 17, 2008 9:14 AM PDT

on my laptop i have a intel card that supports a,b,g, and draft n. i just bought a new router with draft n, i cant get my computer to run with draft n, its only running g. i want the n because i need better signal. i have a lenovo thinkpad t61p. the router is a d-link dir-615. the wireless car in the laptop is a intel wifilink 4965agn, thanks

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You have to tell the router. . .
by Coryphaeus / July 17, 2008 10:03 AM PDT

to use N. The default is probably G. Go into the router setup (use a wired connection) and set the router up for N.

Better signal? Nope. Just faster ADVERTISED speed. And this advertised speed is all hype. Wireless G is about 54 Mb/s. In actuality you'll get about 10 Mb/s. With wireless N, advertised speed around a hundred Mb/s, you'll be lucky to get 30 Mb/s.

Those advertised (bragging) speeds are in perfect laboratory conditions and will be nowhere near actual speeds. It's the nature of the beast.

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by akajuanito88 / July 17, 2008 1:48 PM PDT

if i make N default will my computers with g and b cards only not be able to run? thanks

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Backward compatable = yes.
by Coryphaeus / July 17, 2008 8:30 PM PDT
In reply to: one more

Most routers have the ability to broadcast any combination of signals. For example:

N only
G only
N+G

Etc. Set it for your devices. I have mine set to broadcast both G and N. Go into your router and look at the options.

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