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03-Apr-2009, 11:36 PM #1
Dude Where's my wireless n?
I have a netgear dual band router (WNDR3300). My Ubuntu laptop can see both the G and N networks. However my XP Desktop can only see the G and NOT the N. My desktop has a D-Link Rangebooster N (DWA-142).

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05-Apr-2009, 07:33 AM #2
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05-Apr-2009, 09:51 AM #3
Make sure you have the latest driver for the adapter.

Can you detect both signals with the adapter on another computer?
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05-Apr-2009, 04:18 PM #4
Just did. Didn't work. Also i went to another computer. We have like 3. Here is the list:

Ubuntu laptop: Found N/G
XP Desktop: Found G
Vista Desktop: Found G
PSP Slim: Found G

All latest firmwares and drivers.
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05-Apr-2009, 04:35 PM #5
I think it's time to ask D-Link why the adapter detects the 'N' signal with a Linux driver but not with the XP or Vista driver.
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05-Apr-2009, 05:07 PM #6
no no. Every comp has its own adapter, one has a linksys, another a belkin, etc. Kinda silly because the ubuntu is using a super old g adapter, but i will call dlink.

*Update*- They are closed today. Also..i bought this adapter used so they wouldn't help me i don't think.

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05-Apr-2009, 07:05 PM #7
Answered on another board.
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05-Apr-2009, 07:43 PM #8
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Did you try updating the drivers for the D-Link adapter?
Yes.
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06-Apr-2009, 11:38 AM #9
I called D Link, and the call me made me dislike them a bit. They seem to be focused on finding a blame, rather than the solution.

They said the Adapter was a wireless G and not an N, which first off is complete bull because i have the box. And two my wireless G adapter in my Ubuntu laptop can see both.

Then they said the adapter is not compatible with the Netgear router i have which is bull because i can use the G just fine with no problems.

Then they said it doesn't work because i have SP3, and i said i had SP2 before with the same problem.

Then they said its a hardware error, which it isn't because other adapters have the same problem. Thank you D-Link.

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06-Apr-2009, 01:06 PM #10
I didn't completely understand your response to my post # 3. Have you tried the USB adapter with other computers?

I haven't looked at any info for your router, so this question may make no sense. Can you turn off the G signal and see what happens (detecting the N signal) with those various adapters?
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06-Apr-2009, 11:16 PM #11
Everything is fine now, i DD WRT'ed the router
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