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net_newsy

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Hi there guys!

I currently had this simple WLAN setup with 1 n router(set to n only) and 3 n clients.
But I still have these g adapters and my question is ...
...if I set my router to mixed mode(b/g/n) and add 2 more g clients, will it degrade the performance of n's ? ie. losing it's MIMO capabilities?

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1 encore 802.11n wireless router
3 encore 802.11n wireless pci adapter

2 netgear 802.11g wireless pci adapter
 

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When a 802.11g client is connected, you will not be getting 802.11n speeds. You don't lose the MIMO capabilities, which are primarily for additional range, but you will lose the speed.

If you have that many wireless clients, I'd suggest two WAP's one for the 802.11n connections and another for the 802.11g connections.
 

net_newsy

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Speed is not yet an issue/concern here, as long as MIMO is working.

But your suggestion would be ideal! (So I can still use my Netgear Wireless-G Router)

Thanks John! (y)
 

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For the secondary router, here's how I connect them.


Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router
 
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