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Wireless N Adapter worse then G!

I've just purchased a wireless N adapter and installed it in my PCI bus on my computer. It is picking up the signal from my router (same room one floor down) but only just. I have a laptop with wireless G, and a samsung galaxy s2 (N wireless) that are getting strong signal in the same place.

I called the manufacturer and they have said that I should upgrade my router to N wireless but I don't know if that is the problem as both my other devices, G & N are working fine with the router.

Should I fork out for a new router in the hope that it will make my adapter do it's job or since it is doing so poorly at the moment compared to my other devices should I just return it?
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  1. In order to utilize the full wireless N standard you would need both wireless N adapter and a wireless N router.

    Even though your wireless N adapter is backwards compatible with a wireless G router your connection is only as fast as the weakest link.
  2. Hi,

    thanks for your answer! What is your opinion on routers that say they are both g and n?

    My router is an Orcon Genius, here are the specs:

    Wireless LAN 802.11b/g, 802.11n
    up to 54Mbps (802.11g), up to 300Mbps (802.11n)
    2.4 GHz to 2.484GHz Frequency
    2(Tx) x2 (Rx) Internal Antennas
    Security: 64/128 bits WEP data encryption, WPA/WPA2
    (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
    Multiple SSID
    802.11e Wireless QoS (WMM/WME)
    MAC address-based access control

    Do you think that my n adapter should work with this?
  3. Best answer
    Don't have much of an opinion on N routers. The MIMO tech is nice.

    Your n adapter should work fine any access point.
  4. Best answer selected by tammytamtamsen.
  5. Thanks very much Skaz
  6. no problem man, good luck.
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