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Can Wireless N and G connect to 2.4 Ghz at the same time?

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November 4, 2013 1:36:12 AM

So my computer in the house is pretty far away from our ASUS N66U router. Router is downstairs and I'm upstairs. I'm planning on purchasing the Alfa AWUS036NHR for the wireless N network hoping it will increase my speed.
The question is will my new network adapter, which is G compatible, know whether to connect to it via N or will it connect to G? Or will I need to connect separately to the second band, the 5Ghz and convert that to a 2.4 Ghz with N only setting enabled?

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November 4, 2013 1:54:24 AM

if your router is n and your adapter is n it will conect with n if you have a other adapter which is g and want to canect eith that on the n router the g conecter wil comunicate with g.you n conector will still be concting with n.this is automated although you can configure it manualy if you want.
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November 4, 2013 2:28:33 AM

Within the routers configuration settings, there will be an option for the 2.4GHz radio channel to only support the adapters that you want it to to.

If you set it to N-Only, then only N will connect. If you set it to GN, then either will connect, but if you have G devices connected with N device, the N devices may drop back to G speeds for compatibility, hence it best to try and stick to one connection method.
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November 4, 2013 9:57:08 AM

yeah there's an 'auto' 'N only' and 'Legacy' so i figure auto as everything, N, B, and G. So if I connect to that wireless signal that my whole family is connected to (mostly G), my wireless N may drop down to G speeds?

If that's so then its probably better I set the other band to 2.4Ghz since no one uses the 5Ghz and make it N only
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November 4, 2013 10:26:11 AM

Neutrolizer said:
yeah there's an 'auto' 'N only' and 'Legacy' so i figure auto as everything, N, B, and G. So if I connect to that wireless signal that my whole family is connected to (mostly G), my wireless N may drop down to G speeds?

If that's so then its probably better I set the other band to 2.4Ghz since no one uses the 5Ghz and make it N only
I think that you misunderstand what is possible -- your very excellent concurrent dual band router has two radios -- one 2.4GHz and one 5GHz. If you set the 2.4GHz radio to legacy use (including G) then you are limited to a maximum 54Mbps, but will actually achieve far from that at any distance. The other radio (5GHz) can be used for N but only with a 5Ghz wireless adapter, you can't change the frequency and have a second 2.4GHz radio. You will need to add a cheap router configured as a wireless AP if you want a second N only 2.4GHz radio using a different channel.

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