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Gigabit Wi-Fi: 802.11ac is here: 5 things you need to know

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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    As for getting the most out of any 802.11n type router, it's very important to use the correct settings in order to obtain full wireless N speeds. You must use the 802.11 n Only setting "not mixed", and you must also use the channel bonding settings which show up as 20-40Mhz.
    We spent an entire afternoon trying different combinations of settings (including the ones you mentioned) to no avail.
    My friend and I suspect that our router is defective.

    The only thing we didn't try is Ad Hoc between the PCs and the laptop, to test whether or not the dongles were working correctly (we did try 2 different brands though).

    I'll have to dig out our old routers (if I can find them) and see if their 802.11g performance is better.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    It only takes money plus a fairly clear path to the client because the 5.0Ghz frequency really can't go through walls at all. That screen shot is from 35 feet away but with a fairly clear path to the client form the A/P.

    The good thing about the new Asus AC66U is that the 2.4Ghz frequency's signal strength is superior to any 2.4Ghz router of the past, blows away my DIR-655 which is one of the best routers on the market.

    As for getting the most out of any 802.11n type router, it's very important to use the correct settings in order to obtain full wireless N speeds. You must use the 802.11 n Only setting "not mixed", and you must also use the channel bonding settings which show up as 20-40Mhz.
    Thanks for the tip, but I don't use wireless. I use a wired DSL here at home and to have better connections speeds, I have to apply for a new subscription plan and its the ISP that will give the router and I don't really know how to tweak or hack it to give it a boost. I have an old 3-year MODEM and I asked someone I know who works at my ISP ta have a technician replace it tomorrow with a newer MODEM.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I was only able to get N speeds when I set up all the Wifi adapters to be N, they were all Asus adapters into an Asus Router. This didn't help much, because it was a Cox Business account, limited to about 2.4 mbps up and down speed. But it was great for the Networked programs which depended on one server machine, and that was the important thing. The only problem was that any new wifi devices on the network could not be detected if they were G. Fortunately the guys new laptop was N, so it was OK.
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