Found 13th Jun 2011
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

  1. Misc
  2. Router
Groups
  1. Misc
  2. Router
9 Comments

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" 13th Jun 2011

Original Poster

linksys actually do a dual band card but it dont come cheap

Original Poster

The Therapist

Linksys WRT160N cheap



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

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.

please find and MESSAGE me cheapest price for DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router OR SIMILAR

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" 14th Jun 2011

50437

please find and MESSAGE me cheapest price for DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming … please find and MESSAGE me cheapest price for DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router OR SIMILAR



amazon.co.uk/Cis…-12

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.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. Electric Bike Advice.33
    2. putting dry clean only through washing machne109
    3. Microsoft Surface Pro - reviews/comments/alternatives!44
    4. amazon echo idiots guide57

    See more discussions