Wireless N question?

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  1. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    I just purchased a Macbook (last week) and I am using a pre-N router. Everything seems to be setup correctly, but I seem to only be connecting at 54mbit link speed. Any ideas?
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Did you check to see if your macbook is 802.11n enabled?
    Are you running Leopard?
     
  3. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Im running Leopard (just bought the macbook last week and Leopard was pre-installed).

    I checked network utility and it says (for model) 802.11 a/b/g/n but I only get 54mbit speeds. Is it because I have pre-n and not n?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    If the router is running in mixed mode to allow 802.11g devices to connect to it, the speed will be limited to "g" speeds.
     
  5. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. elcid macrumors 6502

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    Are there other people on the wireless side of the router?


    And what might you be doing that you really need N?
     
  7. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am the only one using the router and it is password protected (although my iPhone uses this too). Could that be causing the problem?

    I want N because I paid a premium for the router and I expected it to work with this computer. Is anyone else having problems like this?
     
  8. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    This is the reason. The iPhone connects via 802.11g, which is precluding any other device from connecting at 802.11n.
     
  9. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I will have to check this out and I will report back. Does any wireless router offer G and N capability at the same time? Id rather leave my iPhone on wifi all the time if I could.
     
  10. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I turned off wifi on my iPhone and I am still connecting at 54mbit. I am at a loss with this. Any other ideas?
     
  11. motownflip macrumors regular

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    I had a pre-n router and returned it. I didn't have much luck with it.
     
  12. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    What brand is the router?

    I know that netgear told its customers that bought any pre-n router that once the official spec was announced, they would either update the older routers' firmwares, or straight up replace (unfortunately, I cannot find that information on netgear's website, let me look some more, i know i read it once before) the router.

    Also, is your router running with the latest firmware?
     
  13. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    Reset the router? It might not happen instantly...
     
  14. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have a Belkin pre-N router and I think that is the problem. I am going to purchase a Belkin draft N router to see if this works. I will report back tonight.
     
  15. Waragainstsleep macrumors regular

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    If you are the only one using the router, you would need two or more N devices to make it worthwhile anyway. Unless your net connection is more than 54Mbps.....?

    Forgive me if it is, in the UK that speed is unheard of. At home anyway.
     

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