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Belkin Wireless N+ Adaptor, only 54mbps?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MxGaza28, Feb 4, 2010.

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  1. MxGaza28

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    I currently have a Belkin Wireless N router and have been using the standard wireless card in my laptop to connect to it which only supports wireless G, so I just purchased a Belkin N+ wireless adaptor and set it up but it only shows 54mbps when wireless N should be 300mbps? Are wireless N and N+ two different things? Ive tried setting my router to wireless N only and the adapter picks up the router, but refuses to connect to it. Any ideas on how to get it to connect in wireless N to my router?

    Thanks
     
  2. Courtneyc

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    Two things: First things first. No, N+ and N are not the same thing. 802.11n was recently accepted as the standard for the technology. That means that all the 802.11 pre n routers out there will either need an update, or be replaced.

    Second. It will depend on your software whether it will actually show the transmission rate (300Mb/s) or the speed of the signal (54Mb/s). Check it with a third-party program, like Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector (http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php). HINT: Use the gadget. It will give you your actual speed.

    Courtney
     
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    Pretty much all the pre-n wireless devices in the last two years or so are compatible with the final 802.11n, but I certainly agree with the advice to update them, as probably few had faultless initial firmware.

    Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router. If you update it then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure.

    Make sure you have the latest driver for the wireless adapter.

    Make sure you are using the 40 MHz bandwidth.
     
  4. MxGaza28

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    Downloaded Wifi Inspector and it confirmed it is a wireless N connection, and the speed test is showing alot higher speed than before! Thanks for your help.
     
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    You're welcome. :) Glad we could help.
     
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