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Wireless N Adapter worse then G!

Last response: in Wireless Networking
January 19, 2012 2:41:50 AM

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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January 19, 2012 4:47:02 AM

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.
January 25, 2012 11:27:45 PM


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?
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January 26, 2012 2:11:29 AM

Don't have much of an opinion on N routers. The MIMO tech is nice.

Your n adapter should work fine any access point.
January 26, 2012 2:13:36 AM

Best answer selected by tammytamtamsen.
January 26, 2012 2:13:45 AM

Thanks very much Skaz
January 26, 2012 2:17:21 AM

no problem man, good luck.
January 26, 2012 2:37:48 AM

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