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Windows 7: Not receiving N-band

25 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 64bit
Not receiving N-band

I'm using a HP HDX16 with Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN and have a router that has wireless N, but my computer doesn't have a setting to specifically use N nor is it automatically connecting as N. I've tried getting new drivers for my wireless adapter and even downloading a few from other sites and installing them, but to no avail. I bought a wireless adapter for an older HP model that I knew couldn't connect to the N my router has and it has 150mbs. My computer seems to be stuck on connecting to G and in my configuring of my adapter the only options are a/b/g when I know it could use N. I have n channel mode enabled and width on auto for both settings. I'm kinda lost as to what to do and any advice will be appreciated and tried posthaste! pun intended

I don't know what other info to post, but i'll be checking regularly and will reply swiftly if anyone requires more info about my comp or what i've done already.


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25 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What router do you have?
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25 Mar 2011   #3

W7 Professional x64

When you are connected, what speeds are you seeing?
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25 Mar 2011   #4


Unless it's the Intel 'Ultimate' 5100, you're running a/b/g.
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27 Mar 2011   #5

windows 7 64bit

Well it sounds like brady summed it up. I get 54mbs connection speed with a belkin play n600 HD wireless dual N band router. That's what it says on the router. My wireless adapter built in isn't an "ultimate", but why have options for 802.11n?
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28 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Depending on what model you have, it could be either A/B/G or A/B/G/Draft N. What is the exact model code? If you are unsure, you might want to contact HP and ask.

512AN_MMW and 512AN_HMW support A/B/G/Draft N
512AG_MMW and 512AG_HMW support A/B/G.

MMW = full height mini PCIe
HMW = half height mini PCIe

Also, to get "N" speeds, you need to be running WPA2 with AES.

One other thing: Ultimate is only for the 5300. The 5100 is just the Intel Wifi Link.
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28 Mar 2011   #7

windows 7 64bit

f7d8301 v1 is the model of the router or are you asking about the model number of the adapter or pc. I've switched to the routers default settings which are wpa2 with AES.
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28 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What's the model of the wifi card?

Now that you have WPA2 with AES, have there been any changes to the connection speed?
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28 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

All connected devices must be N compliant. If one is not then you won't get N speeds.
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