Wireless-N Problem

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nilzxx
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Hey guys, I have a Gateway P-7805u laptop with a Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN Draft-N build in. I'm using a DLink DIR-655 router, that also supports Wireless-N. I'm only connecting with 54Mbps (aka Wireless-G). I've got the latest driver installed and am using the Windows 7. I'm sure that N is enabled on the router as a desktop, with the router-equivalent D-Link PCI card, is connecting with the full 300Mbps.

Is there a way to fix this, or is it a compatibility issue? Many thanks in advance!

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I get a lot of complaints on that particular router at my shop.  It is Draft-N 2.0, but lots of devices just refuse to handshake higher than G.

I'd check and see if you have a new firmware for the router and load that, see if that solves any of your issues.  Aside from that, buy a new router.  I recommend the Belkin N+ series, very compatible and stable.

Nick McDermott