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r4x0r

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Turn On 802.11n on WHR-G300N. How?
« on: December 01, 2008, 09:25:08 pm »
   hi, ive recently bought a WHR-G300N N Nfiniti router. And im using the default firmware that comes with it, v1.60. However, after setting up of the router, i realise that i am still on 802.11g and am unable to change it anyhow to 802.11n. Wonder if any one else of you receive similar problems and can help me out. thanks.

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Re: Turn On 802.11n on WHR-G300N. How?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 03:13:56 pm »
   

I am having the same problem - anyone have an idea how to use 802.11n?

 

Thanks


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Re: Turn On 802.11n on WHR-G300N. How?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 03:25:29 am »
   Does the mod even check the forums these days zzzz

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Re: Turn On 802.11n on WHR-G300N. How?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 07:39:19 am »
   

I think 802.11n works with my notebook (ThinkPad T61, Ubuntu 8.04). If I take a look at the client monitor of the router's webapp I can see my notbook has connected as a 802.11n capable device. But usually my connect speed never goes beyond 86 although there is just one wall is between the router and me. Looks like the router's signal range is not as good as I hoped. I have to try it right next to the router and I'll report what connection speed I get then. A friend's brand new MacBook also appeared as a draft n client.

 

802.11n just works under certain circumstances. Like if you have lots of wireless routers around it's difficult to get a fast connection. If you have other devices connected at G speeds you won't be able to connect at N speeds. Buffalo provides some good information about the draft n technology which helps to understand why it does not connect as fast as you hoped it would: http://www.buffalo-technology.com/files/802_11n-WP100-R.pdf

 

If your notebook has got the popular intel 4965AGN like my T61: AFAIK the 4965AGN needs WPA2 with AES to connect at N speeds and moreover you won't be able to use the 40 MHz channel width, because the WHR-G300N is not capable of 5 GHz operation and the 4965AGN can only use 40 MHz channel width at 5 GHz. Read this interresting thread: http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/board/message?board.id=Wireless_Routers&thread.id=91150

 

Well, we have to keep in mind that we are using a DRAFT technology. So you must find out what features your hardware has implemented and under which circumstances the fastest option will work.

 

On page 2 of the product's datasheet for the EU model is an overview over the possible connection speeds at 20 and 40 MHz. A pity that they didn't put such overview into the manual.

 

Cheers, Olaf

Message Edited by olafge on 12-04-2008 02:41 PM
Message Edited by olafge on 12-04-2008 03:21 PM

r4x0r

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Re: Turn On 802.11n on WHR-G300N. How?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 10:34:49 pm »
   

Oh, where do you go to take a look to see whether your notebook has connected as a 802.11n capable device?

 

Furthermore, do you mean that as long as i have a computer that connects at G, the rest will not be able to connect at N?

 

In addition, ive got this router as (from what i read), it promises to have 4 times the coverage of G and superior speed. However, my current router signal strength is comparable, if not weaker, to my old G wireless router. i suspect that it could be because it is still on a G channel. thts why :smileyindifferent:


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Re: Turn On 802.11n on WHR-G300N. How?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 12:24:15 pm »
If you're using Windows, hover the mouse over the wireless network icon in the Systray by the clock. It should tell you "Speed:" then a number. If that number is larger than 54 Mbps, it is running at N speeds.