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Is it better to disable 802.11n on a router if 802.11g adapters connect to it?

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I read some where that a 802.11n router will perform better (outside of the benefits of 802.11n) if you disable 802.11n on the router if 802.11g wireless adapters are connected to it. Is this true at all?

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Depends, is your router dual band?

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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post

Depends, is your router dual band?



No.

 

DIR-601 Wireless N 150 Home Router

 

Not the best and I am constantly finding myself having to refresh pages to load them, but it was like $10. I do get a full signal from one end of the house to the other though and I never have problems downloading large files or gaming, just Internet browsing. I've tried configuring it, but nothing really fixes my loading issue. Currently the only 802.11n adapters in the house is my desktop (TP-LINK TL-WN722N 802.11n) and Xbox 360 slim. Unless my dad's android has 802.11n.

 

I also have it configured for 802.11g right now and have for maybe a month. I think my page loading issues have decreased, but it's hard to tell since I can't really record anything.

 

I also updated the firmware a while ago to try and fix the loading problem.


Edited by pLuhhmm - 3/25/12 at 4:08am
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i removed my wireless because supposedly there is a bug between say your provider box and wireless and is supposly cutting your bandwith!so say you are supposed to get 1mb/s upload with the wireless bug you would only get .512 mb/s
i dont know what cause it or how to go at it to prevent this from happening.so i removed my wireless!
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i removed my wireless because supposedly there is a bug between say your provider box and wireless and is supposly cutting your bandwith!so say you are supposed to get 1mb/s upload with the wireless bug you would only get .512 mb/s
i dont know what cause it or how to go at it to prevent this from happening.so i removed my wireless!


Uh..... I need wireless lol.

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It actually might help with the Dlink Routers.
From my own experience running on N/G mixed with G devices and the N Router the G devices tended to have a lower response time.
The Link Speed would be fine but the speeds were absolutely atrocious.
Switched it over to G and it did help.


Personally i'd have a Router for G devices and a N Router for just solely N devices but that is just me.
Besides since you are running N 150 putting it on G will give better overall responsiveness to the G devices but the N devices will be on legacy mode.

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