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Wireless N router can it be used with wireless G adapter

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December 26, 2010 1:45:11 PM

I bought a new wireless N router. I have two desktops that have a wireless G PCI adapter in them. I cannot get them to connect to the wireless router. Is it because they are 'G' and not 'N'?
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December 26, 2010 2:22:55 PM


It's possible - check the router's settings to allow for B/G and N - they are all backwards compatible. Did you input the correct security details for the new router?

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December 26, 2010 2:38:07 PM

The problem is that on the two destops it will not even find the wireless network. I will check the router's setting to make sure it will allow B/G and N. Thanks
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a c 79 F Wireless
December 26, 2010 7:50:14 PM

are you broadcasting you SSID, or is broadcasting disabled?
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December 26, 2010 8:24:06 PM

I am broadcasting in SSID
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December 26, 2010 8:26:31 PM

FYI the router is a Netgear N300 wireless router - wnr2000v2 - i dont' understand why the two desktops which run Windows XP will not even locate the network. All my laptops, PS3, Ipad, etc locate it fine.
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December 27, 2010 4:30:16 AM


Could those systems have older wireless chips which maybe cannot recognise the security level of the new router? Some older machines - my laptop included - can't even "see" any signal protected by WPA2.

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January 6, 2011 1:09:51 PM

I ended up getting a USB "N adapter" for the desktops. Stopped trying to get them connected. The USB N Adapters work well
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March 30, 2011 9:54:07 PM

Saga Lout said:

Could those systems have older wireless chips which maybe cannot recognise the security level of the new router? Some older machines - my laptop included - can't even "see" any signal protected by WPA2.

i am having exact same thing. do not know what to do???
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