Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New WRT610N Router and Wireless-G is Better Than N

After unboxing my new WRT610N router and configuring all my various ports and network settings, I replaced my old WRT300N router with it. I went back to my desktop (sporting my new WMP600N card) and noticed that the Wireless-G connection was stronger than the Wireless-N connection. The G connected at a stable 54Mbps and the N was barely stable and around 6Mbps. I changed the 5Ghz settings to N-Only and 20Mhz on channel 153. I adjusted the wireless card to channel 153 and the same thing. By the way, I moved the 2.4Ghz to BG-Mixed and channel 4. No matter what I changed, the G connection always trumped the N. Any ideas? In the meantime, I will just use the old WRT300N as a repeater bridge and use the G connection.

Update: I changed the 2.4Ghz to full Mixed and changed the WRT300N accordingly and now I'm getting 130Mbps, would have like to use the 5Ghz though.

James Hartig

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