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I'm just such at a loss, I don''t even know how to explain it..

I just installed an Asus RT-N66R router in my home and for some reason, my desktop is refusing to connect to the internet with it.

I have all my other devices connecting to it via 5ghz and it's perfect with good up speed (60 mbps+)

however, when I connect to the 5ghz band with the desktop, it's dead.

I do have LAN do it because I connect to other devices in my LAN. I can even access the router and ping places and do a traceroute.

as soon as I connect to 2.4ghz on the desktop, there is internet... (very slow @ about 3 mbps) I connect back to 5ghz and it's down again!

I'm trying to connect with a netgear WNDA3100 usb stick. It's been working fine with my netgear WNDR3700 until I swapped routers out today...

any help is greatly appreciated.... I just don't understand how it's possible.

The computer shouldn't care if it connects via 5ghz or 2.4ghz... and it's not the router if I can connect to 5ghz from other computer
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post #2 of 4
if you're having problems connecting on 2.4 (it sounds like you are given the very slow speeds), you should know that 5GHz doesn't travel as well/as far as 2.4, and your problem may be weak signal. what happens if you move them closer together?
 
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I figured it out. It was holding onto my old DDNS from the previous router. once I cleared that, it worked... no idea why it let me get on to 2.4 though.

fwiw, it's actually across the room (8-10 feet) separation. I'm going to wire it in tomorrow when the cable comes.
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its saying "NO, INTERNET TOO SLOW, YOU OVERCLOCK INTERNET NOAAAW!" biggrin.gif

ooops i thought u mean 5ghz on cpu clock lol
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