802.11a set up on my wireless broadband

27 replies
Found 18th Dec 2009
Hey folks, I was away to set up the media from the Xbox to the computer and it says I'm using either a 802.11b or 802.11g network. It then says my hardware supports 802.11a and to change the settings for best performance to that.

I'm using the white old sky netgear routers

how do I do it and does it really make a difference

thanking you

26 Comments

Original Poster

whats the difference with
a
b
g

PM alfonse, he'll know

Original Poster

ah I managed to get into my settings for wireless

they are at:

region: Europe
Channel: 04
Mode: g & b

802.11b and g use the 2.4Ghz frequency with 13 channels (14 in Japan/12 USA) 1, 6, and 11 are the non-overlapping channels. b is up to 11mbps and g is up to 54.4mbps, 802.11b is becoming legacy.

802.11a uses the 5Ghz frequency range and uses channels call U-NII band which offers 19 non-over lapping channels, this is used more on site wide or up to 6.7miles (LOS) bridge connections, but is a suitable client side frequency

All wireless is 1/2 duplex though so actual throughput is half that is shown.

Told you

Paddy_o_furniture;7266522

Told you



lol its my job so I have to know it

Original Poster

Thanks Alfonse,

Which would be better in the router settings then

g&b
g only
or Auto 108mbps ?

I'm just in the house and the distance between the wireless router and the Xbox is about 10 metres tho it does go through one wall.

Edit: and what channel between 1 and 13

Alfonse;7266549

lol its my job so I have to know it


I gathered that, I always learn something from your posts.

saxo_appeal;7266554

Thanks Alfonse, Which would be better in the router settings theng&bg … Thanks Alfonse, Which would be better in the router settings theng&bg only or Auto 108mbps ?I'm just in the house and the distance between the wireless router and the Xbox is about 10 metres tho it does go through one wall.Edit: and what channel between 1 and 13



shouldn't be a problem distance wise even through wall, go for 802.11g using a WPA2 if available for security.

if you have a laptop which has a wireless program to survey the wireless networks in your area choose from 1,6 or 11 but from your survey choose the channel furthest from the networks local to you.

Paddy_o_furniture;7266522

Told you



lol

Alfonse;7266631

shouldn't be a problem distance wise even through wall, go for 802.11g … shouldn't be a problem distance wise even through wall, go for 802.11g using a WPA2 if available for security.if you have a laptop which has a wireless program to survey the wireless networks in your area choose from 1,6 or 11 but from your survey choose the channel furthest from the networks local to you.


netstumbler.com/ works good for that

Original Poster

Thanks all and repped

I have noticed that when I have been playing Modern warfare 2 my 4 green internet strength has either always
been mostly 2 and varied between 1 and 3

never 4 full blocks

saxo_appeal;7266796

Thanks all and reppedI have noticed that when I have been playing Modern … Thanks all and reppedI have noticed that when I have been playing Modern warfare 2 my 4 green internet strength has either always been mostly 2 and varied between 1 and 3never 4 full blocks



this is nowt to do with your wireless signal strength, this will change dependant on who you connect to, if it a USA game host then yeah it will be poor but if you get a UK host then it should be better.


You can check your wireless signal strength on your xbox in the systems/networks settings

Original Poster

Yes that's at full green,

ok so it's the host

saxo_appeal;7266856

Yes that's at full green, ok so it's the host



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Original Poster

Anything else you rcommend mate to get the best out of the router, any tips or tricks

Do you think there is a difference using (from Sky) the old white Netgear DG834GT super wireless router or
the New one they send out now which is the small dark grey one

Original Poster

in fact I have which I am using just now the white Netgear (sky)

in my box of other routers I have the
dark grey Sagem (sky) one
and also the dark grey Netgear (sky) one lol

don't ask mate

this is just my preference but to avoid the hassle of port forwarding and such I would add your Xbox a static IP in the DMZ of your router

Original Poster

Sorry Alfonse

How do I do that ?

If your router supports upnp use it / enable upnp in router by logging in to router also use dhcp in router as upnp don't work without it and use auto in xbox 360 network settings.

If you have 2 xbox 360's on live a handful of routers /modems allow 2 with open Nat status ..search google

Seeing as you have a netgear [1] 360 using upnp should work (maybe firmware dependant) but [2] 99.8% sure it won't give open on 2

Original Poster

Yeh upnp is on

dontasciime;7267856

If your router supports upnp use it / enable upnp in router by logging in … If your router supports upnp use it / enable upnp in router by logging in to router also use dhcp in router as upnp don't work without it and use auto in xbox 360 network settings.If you have 2 xbox 360's on live a handful of routers /modems allow 2 with open Nat status ..search googleSeeing as you have a netgear [1] 360 using upnp should work (maybe firmware dependant) but [2] 99.8% sure it won't give open on 2



good advice, IMHO i prefer the static ip, dmz option but it is only a preference of my own, no disrespect

dontasciime;7274709

Not a fan of DMZ myself as it limits one IP per port and therefore you … Not a fan of DMZ myself as it limits one IP per port and therefore you are unable to use more than 1 xbox on live at a time with an open status for NAT or more than 1 ps3 and have a correct Nat type which results just like xbox live in not being able to join some of your friends games or chat channels not working etc . Only being able to place one internal ip into the dmz there is nothing else you can do also I have over 20 wireless routers/modems and not a lot will even allow xbox to even be full open Nat under the DMZ. Just liek there are not alot that have a decent upnp as very few upnp routers works as intended for 2 or ps3s or 360sSo for anyone wanting 2 or more 360's in a house all connected to live with open status for NAT DMZ is not suited or even possible



aye, this is true of most routers, but I use a Cisco router and have a whole DMZ VLAN for consoles all other devices are behind the firewall

Alfonse;7271929

good advice, IMHO i prefer the static ip, dmz option but it is only a … good advice, IMHO i prefer the static ip, dmz option but it is only a preference of my own, no disrespect



Not a fan of DMZ myself as it limits one IP per port and therefore you are unable to use more than 1 xbox on live at a time with an open status for NAT or more than 1 ps3 and have a correct Nat type.
This shows in xbox live in not being able to join some of your friends games or chat channels not working etc.

Only being able to place one internal ip into the dmz there is nothing else you can do.

I have over 20 wireless routers/modems and not a lot will even allow xbox to even be full open Nat whilst placed in the DMZ

Just like there are not alot of modem/routers that have a proper implementation of upnp so very few upnp routers works as intended for 2 ps3s at a time or 2 360s


So for anyone wanting 2 or more 360's in a house all connected to live with open status for NAT DMZ is not suited or even possible

Alfonse;7274738

aye, this is true of most routers, but I use a Cisco router and have a … aye, this is true of most routers, but I use a Cisco router and have a whole DMZ VLAN for consoles all other devices are behind the firewall



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