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WiFi issue with new Nighthawk router and DLink range booster

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  1. sportsfan888

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    I used to have AT&T Uverse internet service. When using their service they gave me a D-Link DWA-140 range booster. I recently got a Nighthawk AC1900 smart wifi router model R7000 and now am using Charter internet. I have been using the D-Link range booster and was curious if it was compatible with my Nighthawk AC1900 router as far as capable speeds so I asked the question in a yahoo answers forum and I received the following response. "You CAN use the device BUT it is a Draft 802.11n Wireless USB Adapter thus it can not and will not deliver 802.11AC speeds that your AC1900 uses! The 1900 will simply revert to "N" speeds and those are much slower than 1900mbs!" If that is the case then obviously I don't want to use it if it will slow speeds down. When I unplug the D-Link range booster and restart my computer I can't locate any options for WiFi on my windows computer running windows 7 premium. Do I have to reset my Netgear Nighthawk router in order to see wifi options again? Thanks in advance for any assistance anybody can offer me.

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    That device has "rangebooster" as part of its name, but as you quoted above it is a USB wireless adapter. What other wireless adapter(s) is installed on the PC?
     
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    Thank you for your reply and assistance TerryNet. Actually the part of my post where it is referred to as a wireless USB adapter was part of the response I received from when I asked the question in Yahoo Answers chat room. I am not familiar at all of it's capabilities; however it does plug into a USB port. As far as your question about what other wireless adapter(s) are attached to my PC, how do I find that out?
     
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    What wireless adapter(s) do you think that you have?

    What is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters? What, if any, warnings or errors are anywhere in Device Manager?
     
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    Here is image of device manager with network opened up.
     

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