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Windows 7: Ralink 802.11BGN 1T1R Wireless Adapter "N" Connection

29 Aug 2012   #1
Colicos

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Ralink 802.11BGN 1T1R Wireless Adapter "N" Connection

Perhaps it's just not doable; but, I am going to ask some of you wonderful experts. I am hopefull to get some resolution on this one way or the other

I have an Alienware Auroa R3 machine that has an onboard Ralink 802.11BGN 1T1R networking card. Yesterday, I purchased a Netgear router (Model WNDR3400v2). I set up both the G and the N networks and I can connect to the G with no issues at all. The issue is that I cannot see the N connection in my windows wireless connection area to connect to it.

Here is info from my router:



Since I know the SSID of the N, I tried to set it up manually. This doesn't seem to work either. It is just not possible for the card I have to see the N network? If it is possible, how do I connect to it?

Here is what I can see to connect to:


Here is the manual entered N connection I can't connect to:


Thanks for any help at all. I'd love to use that extra speed.


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30 Aug 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colicos View Post
Perhaps it's just not doable; but, I am going to ask some of you wonderful experts. I am hopefull to get some resolution on this one way or the other

I have an Alienware Auroa R3 machine that has an onboard Ralink 802.11BGN 1T1R networking card. Yesterday, I purchased a Netgear router (Model WNDR3400v2). I set up both the G and the N networks and I can connect to the G with no issues at all. The issue is that I cannot see the N connection in my windows wireless connection area to connect to it.

Here is info from my router:



Since I know the SSID of the N, I tried to set it up manually. This doesn't seem to work either. It is just not possible for the card I have to see the N network? If it is possible, how do I connect to it?

Here is what I can see to connect to:


Here is the manual entered N connection I can't connect to:


Thanks for any help at all. I'd love to use that extra speed.
I think your a little confused, what you are setting up is a 2.4Ghz network and a 5Ghz network, referring to them as N and G isn't very accurate because each frequency is capable of working with either N or G or both at once.

I believe the reason you can't see the 5Ghz network is because your wireless card isn't a dual band version.

You would typically need to purchase another card "dual band" that can handle both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequency's. After that you will be able to see both bands from your new router.
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30 Aug 2012   #3
Colicos

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you, chev65. That makes total sense. I had s tarted looking at new network cards so I will keep that in mind.
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30 Aug 2012   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colicos View Post
Thank you, chev65. That makes total sense. I had s tarted looking at new network cards so I will keep that in mind.
Yes those dual band cards aren't cheap either, it will pick the 5GHz signal right up once you have that.
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