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Best speed setting for for Dual Band router if we can't see 5GHz

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
March 30, 2011 9:11:48 PM


This is probably a stoopid question but I've confused the hell out myself.

Bought a DGND3300v2 router/modem to replace the standard Sky crappy router due to limited range and frequent disconnects.

My g/f and I both have Acer laptops and whilst they support 802n they don't appear to support the 5GHz band as I can only see the N network when I set it to 2.4GHz.

So it looks like the optimal setting is the N network at 300mbs on 2.4GHz (with G network off).

Is this the best setting to use if we cannot get 5GHz?

Also, I'm confused on speed. If we have 10MB broadband then does 145mbs or 300mbs make a difference? i.e. is the router or the broadband the bottleneck?

Apologies if this is a dumb question but my head hurts and google is driving me nuts trying to find an answer.


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March 31, 2011 2:39:29 AM

your setting are right.

the bottleneck is the Broadband
March 31, 2011 1:02:25 PM

Thanks Emerald,

And at the risk of asking another really stoopid question.

If my broadband is 10MB then what is the max speed I can expect to get out the router?

Surely it can't be 10MB translates to 10mbps from router? Otherwise whats all the fuss about G band doing up to 54mbps and N doing 300mbps.

As far as I know fibre optic offers the biggest broadband speeds but thats more like 30MB not 300MB.

Can anyone explain this in simple terms as I'm coming to the conclusion I'm a lot dumber than I previously thought!!

March 31, 2011 3:36:15 PM

by the way your internet connection is not 10MB it is 10Mb=1.3MB.

FiOS is 50Mb/20Mb = 6.25MB/2.5MB

G-wireless is fast enough in most cases to browse the internet, when it come to file transfer on your local network the N-wireless is preferred to keep up with 100/1000 wired networks