I'm on the o2 Broadband Pro package and as such, have a Wireless N router provided. My (limited, I'll admit right now) knowledge of this is that where 802.11g broadcasts at 54Mbps, 802.11n is supposed to broadcast at 300Mbps? That's the first area anyone is free to correct me in if I'm wrong. The second main advantage, as I understand it, is that there's a much improved range with 802.11n.
With that in mind, I decided to use my 360 Slim via wireless now to eliminate a cable running from the router to the console. When I've tried to do this, my 360 only sees the network as being 802.11g. The router settings are set to transmit b/g/n (the only 'n' option, there's no 'just n' setting), and it's sending at 54Mbps. I've made three calls to o2 Broadband now who for the first time have proven really unhelpful. The last guy I spoke to said that the router would only operate at 54Mbps, up to 150Mbps (which it occasionally goes to, but still shows as g on my 360). I asked why they sell it as an N router when it doesn't seem to actually do wireless N properly and he said "it gives N range". Does this sound right? All I know is that when I try to use Windows Media Center it whines about how my g connection is possibly not good enough for HD streaming (which I use) and that I should use N since I have capable equipment.
Are o2 talking rubbish? Congratulations if you read through all that without falling asleep.