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Windows 7: Why do I get G in WLAN instead of N?


03 Apr 2010   #1
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Why do I get G in WLAN instead of N?

Hi.
I have a wireless adapter: Technical data - Edimax BR-6424N - Broadband router
and a USB wireless adapter: Edimax EW-7717 Un WLAN USB adapters Online mail order service for electronics and multimedia TECHNIKdirekt.de
Both by Edimax.

in this image you can see that I don't have N like the guy below me, how come?


Thanks.
Gil.


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03 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Useful links for you to look through.

Edimax BR-6424n - Wireless IEEE802.11 b/g/n Broadband Router
http://www.edimax.co.uk/images/Image...-Manual_EN.pdf

Edimax EW-7717Un - Wireless 802.11n USB Adapter
http://www.edimax.co.uk/images/Image...anual-0710.pdf

I've had a quick look through the manuals. Check the Wireless mode setting of your USB adapter. The available options are 802.11 B/G mix, 802.11 B only, and 802.11 B/G/N mix (p56 of the PDF manual).
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03 Apr 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

hi........
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Why do I get G in WLAN instead of N?
that's because wireless mode is set to G mode and not n or mixed mode.
Wireless n Benefits over Previous 802.11 Wi-Fi Technologies
your router supports 802.11n standard...Edimax BR-6424n - Wireless IEEE802.11 b/g/n Broadband Router
Quote:
Wireless-N Broadband Router
Edimax BR-6424n is a wireless 11n solution for home and small business. With advanced MIMO technology, it's wireless data transmission rate can be 12 times better (up to 300Mbps) and 5 times better coverage than a standard 802.11g/b router.
well not your model but this might just help you...
forum.thinkpads.com • View topic - Using T61 in 802.11n Wireless Mode
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03 Apr 2010   #4
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've looked in the PDF but I don't have that option.

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03 Apr 2010   #5
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok I think I got it. I see now in the window of the wireless connection that I have B G N rather then B and G only. See image in the first post. The guy below me has B G N. Now i have the same.

How can I make sure that the remote computer is actually using the N?
I tried to copy a file from the host to the remote computer and the rate was pretty slow, about 8MB/s. I'm sure it can go faster. Can someone help me with this?
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03 Apr 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

hi have you tried the settings mentioned in the manual(pdf) esp. page 76 about AP node


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03 Apr 2010   #7

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

do you know for certain that the remote pc has an "N" enabled card ?
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03 Apr 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
do you know for certain that the remote pc has an "N" enabled card ?
well that's why i asked him to look at in this first place different model but some what similar situation
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03 Apr 2010   #9

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

With my 'n' card (cisco/linksys) there are options to switch 'n' modes on and off in

Device manager > right click on Wireless n card > properties > advanced >

My card has a menu to switch on various stuff like
"802.11 'n' Adhoc"
"802.11 'h' "
(Also Country Region setting for)
2.4GHz should be set to 1-13 for UK
5.2GHz 36-140 (UK)
"Multimedia/Gaming/Video Maximum Performance" (W.D.S.)
"SmartScan" (no idea lol)
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03 Apr 2010   #10
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm quite a noob when it comes to set LAN stuff. About Page 72 I don't get that part. also the utility i use is different then the one shown in the PDF.

This is what I did:
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Then i used the WLAN adapter utility and I had to create a profile in order to edit the connectivity settings, so I chose the settings according to what I've applied in the router and then I saw that I have N standard as sown in the first screenshot I've posted.
Does it necessarily means that I have 300Mbps connection? If I copy a file from one computer to another, what speed should I expect?
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