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Is there a compatability problem with new computer on 11AC and old 11n router?

July 10, 2014 5:12:33 AM

Bought a new laptop that has a dual band 11AC network adapter. My router is an older 11n. Can't maintain a connection to the router on the new laptop, all other devices (printer, wife's laptop, phones) do just fine. Also complicating matters is that the new laptop is Windows 8.1. I've installed the latest adapter driver issued by the manufacturer. Don't know if I've got a router, adapter or operating system issue?

Is it possible that I have a compatibility issue between the router and the laptop adapter? If so, any way to resolve it other than buying an 11AC router, such as changing router or adapter settings?