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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
Long winded this! when i set my router to N only i cannot connect wireless anymore, my laptop recognises the router but says something like the laptop is not set up for this blah blah, so i go to my device manager, properties - 6.802.11 a/b/g in wireless mode but i have 6.802.11n enabled also so i am assuming i need a wireless n adaptor?

Right thats the next thing i am using a VM dir 615 which is pants (better since i 'upgraded' it) but i am now after a new router and i have my eye on the Linksys WRT160N which is dual band and gets great reviews - is this for me as i do a bit of online gaming and i am on the 50 mb service and i want this wirelessly also whilst playing, the reason i ask is there is about 10 diff routers that cisco build and i dont know whats the best and the 160n aint cheap but gets fantastic reviews.

Told you it was long winded! Could you answer both questions for me please, thanks
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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#1
If you buy a dual band router you will also need a dual band card (i found out the hard way). Most wireless N is only set to pick up 2.4ghz freq and not the 5ghz freq, only some can pick up both. I have had it since December now and to be honest i cant really see that much of a difference from dual band or not.

Edited By: Ruscoe21 on Jun 13, 2011 17:32
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linksys actually do a dual band card but it dont come cheap
#4

will i not need to buy a wireless card to use this?
#5
gap30


will i not need to buy a wireless card to use this?


If you have wireless already on your pc, it should work without any further peripherals.
suspended#6
please find and MESSAGE me cheapest price for DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router OR SIMILAR
#7
Did you try and connect upto the router using a ethernet cable? You can get back into the settings that way and change it back to whatever you had it set on.

Or do you just want a N router now?

Edited By: Retro89 on Jun 14, 2011 23:53
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#9
Dual band means that the router's wifi station can broadcast on either frequency but a wifi adapter should be able to receive at 2.4 GHz. Perhaps the router has been set to broadcast at 5GHz whereas the wifi adapter only receives at 2.4 GHz. The broadcast frequency in the router settings should be set to 2.4 or Auto.

Furthermore, many wifi adapters will connect at N speeds if the authentication is AES mode and not TKIP. You can find out connection speed from your wifi adapters properties within Network settings of Control Panel.

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