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I just had a Linksys wrt54g router and I upgraded to the WNDR3700.

I am only using the 2.4ghz radio. but when I go to my basement I lose 1 bar and on my linksys I never lost a bar.

what should I have my wireless channel set to? i have it on auto
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post #2 of 17
Wireless channel should be different that anyone else around you if possible. If not, then pick the channel with the least people.
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post #3 of 17
Auto SHOULD scan all the channels and use the one with the least amount of interference.
I just look at the networks around and set mine to one no one else is using (they're usually using 6).

I wouldn't pay too much attention to how many bars you have. Are you using 802.11n or g? If you're using N set it to broadcast in N only and if you're using G then broadcast in G only.

I would test your local network transfer speeds, if you're using N and don't see an improvement over G then somethings wrong. If you're only using G on both ends then it's possible that your old router just did G better than your new one.
    
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i do see a difference in speed... but this router has no way of turning off G (im using just N BTW)

my xbox 360 is a floor down and in media center i get full bars... pretty much i mean it will drop 1 or 2 but back up to full
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post #5 of 17
If you're feeling brave, you can try installing DD-WRT on it. I think I read N only works in 5Ghz mode.
    
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i also noticed a few things with my hardwired computer... time it seems to hang going to websites sometimes
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf View Post
i do see a difference in speed... but this router has no way of turning off G (im using just N BTW)

my xbox 360 is a floor down and in media center i get full bars... pretty much i mean it will drop 1 or 2 but back up to full
You can turn off the G radio by going to advanced wireless settings. Also in there is your power control so you can make sure it's set to 100%.
 
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Originally Posted by 6speed View Post
You can turn off the G radio by going to advanced wireless settings. Also in there is your power control so you can make sure it's set to 100%.
Advanced Wireless Settings (2.4GHz b/g/n)
Enable Wireless Router Radio
Fragmentation Length (256-2346)
CTS/RTS Threshold (1-2347)
Preamble Mode
Transmit Power Control 100%
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post #9 of 17
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it seems to hang once every 10 pages i go to... stops for a bit then continues... this is hardwired as well. i did a ping www.google.com 100 times and no loss.

is this router defective?
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf View Post
it seems to hang once every 10 pages i go to... stops for a bit then continues... this is hardwired as well. i did a ping www.google.com 100 times and no loss.

is this router defective?
Not necessarily.... but there have been some firmware issues with it:

http://forum1.netgear.com/forumdisplay.php?f=105
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