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Windows 7: How to change 802.11b to 802.11n?


07 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
How to change 802.11b to 802.11n?

Hi. I just bought a new wireless adapter. It's CANYON CNP-WF511N2 Wireless N PCI Adapter. I put it in my computer and it works but in settings I can see that it's 802.11b. I want it to be 802.11n because it's faster. I've been searching for a whole day but I haven't found anything... Does any one of you guys have any idea what's wrong?

Thanks for your help!

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07 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

vstrimaitis, welcome to the Seven forums.

First question is, what speeds does your router support? If it doesn't support N speeds or if it does and isn't configured at that speed, then there is nothing to change in Windows or the adapters settings; it needs to be either changed in the router or a new router bought that supports N speeds.
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07 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I don' know exacrly what speed my router is but it should support N (or at least G for sure ). I just want to find how to change it. By the way, thanks for replying so fast
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07 Jan 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This would be one place to look,

How to change 802.11b to 802.11n?-wlanspeed.png

It should be set to Auto by default, and won't make any difference what you set it too if the router isn't configured for N.

Might want to check there first.


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07 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hm... I've looked here already but I don't have that many options... My first option is 802.11b preampled or something and it's value are: long and short; short only...
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07 Jan 2012   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vstrimaitis View Post
Hm... I've looked here already but I don't have that many options... My first option is 802.11b preampled or something and it's value are: long and short; short only...
Hi vstrimaitis , It would be a good idea if you told us the make/model of your router then we would be able to advise if you are able to attain "n" standards
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07 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

OK, my router is ZTE F660. (I have optical fibre internet (maybe it's not called like that in english, idk)). The internet speed (wifi) is about 30Mb/s (on other devices, not my computer , on my computer it's 3-5Mb/s..)
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07 Jan 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK start with making sure that the router is set to either mixed or N only,

How to change 802.11b to 802.11n?-router.png

Set to N only if you do not have any other wireless devices, as that will cause any B or G only devices to not connect.

Next check in the canyon control panel,

How to change 802.11b to 802.11n?-canyon.png

that it is set to N speeds.

When it doubt it helps to check the user manual (which is where both of those screen shots came from).


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07 Jan 2012   #9

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi vstrimaitis, As far as I can tell your router only supports b/g mode Google Translate could not find anything to say it supports "n" sorry about that

stormy wins the day, good find
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08 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
OK start with making sure that the router is set to either mixed or N only,

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Set to N only if you do not have any other wireless devices, as that will cause any B or G only devices to not connect.

Next check in the canyon control panel,

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that it is set to N speeds.

When it doubt it helps to check the user manual (which is where both of those screen shots came from).
Where do I get this canyon control panel? There is a program in the CD but it doesn't install for Windows 7... I tried to install it using compatibility (Windows XP) and it did install but it didn't work... It said it couldn't find connection or something although I was connected to the internet.

By the way, if my router doesn't support N speeds, then I would at least like to change to G
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