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I have 2 laptops, one with a Broadcom 802.11n wireless card, the other with an Intel 5300 802.11n. I have often wondered about all the properties in the drivers' "Advanced" tab (see image) but could not google a satisfying documentation source. Broadcom advanced properties

Should the card be "40Mhz intolerant"? What is "Afterburner" and why is it disabled? Which setting should I change to enable the Broadcom to see my 5.2Mhz network, which the Intel works well with? Etc. etc.

In short, can someone point me to a source explaining all those properties? Maybe even a list of recommendations for the best values to gain the best wireless performance?



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After much hunting about I was able to locate a Dell document that describes a lot of that screen-cap:

Afterburner: A proprietary Broadcom feature that adds speed to G networks (details)
40MHz intolerance: An N setting, it affects how it deals with overlapping G networks. This kind of thing may come into play in crowded airspaces, as it may annoy your neighbors.

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Thanks! I'll keep the question open for a while to see if I can get any optimization links, but if not - it's yours. – Traveling Tech Guy Sep 14 '10 at 21:43

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