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Dude Where's my wireless n?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by iball, Apr 3, 2009.

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  1. iball

    iball Thread Starter

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    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).

    Any help?
     
  2. iball

    iball Thread Starter

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    Please help
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Make sure you have the latest driver for the adapter.

    Can you detect both signals with the adapter on another computer?
     
  4. iball

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    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.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    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.
     
  6. iball

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    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.
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Answered on another board. ;)
     
  8. iball

    iball Thread Starter

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    From TSF:

    Yes.
     
  9. iball

    iball Thread Starter

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    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.

    Any Help?
     
  10. TerryNet

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    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?
     
  11. iball

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    Everything is fine now, i DD WRT'ed the router
     
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