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Adopting 802.11n, how to set it up for simultaneous dual band

I'm looking into upgrading my current Tomato ap to a 802.11n compliant access point initially using DD-WRT x86 until pfsense 2.2 alpha is out because pfsense 2.1 doesn't have 802.11n support. I'm ...
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understanding MCS (Modulation and coding scheme) in 802.11n

The 802.11n has the htcapabilities which contains the MCS (Modulation and coding scheme). This MCS is used to calculate the MAX bite rate of hardware depending on channels and garde interval. Does ...
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Force Mac/Win/Linux clients to use g when wifi AP supports b/g/n?

You can find many people asking how to get their laptop/desktop to use 802.11n when for some reason it insists on still using 802.11g with a wifi access point that supports 802.11n. I.e. they want to ...
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How does windows prioritize what AP to connect to if multiple are available for the same SSID?

I'm wondering, I administrate a setup where we have multiple AP's feeding the same SSID on 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies. Without access to anything but the dBm how could I determine what frequency / ...
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Max outdoor range of WiFi [closed]

So my question is fairly simple, in a normal suburban setting (2 story buildings, no high rises, etc), what is the maximum range you could expect from a WiFi router? Preferably something faster like ...
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Cheap/easy way to set up a wireless mesh network

I'd like to set up a wireless mesh/repeater network using multiple APs, most likely 3 or 4 of them around the house to ensure maximum signal strength. I've got a lot of space to cover, and the client ...
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802.11 - g and n clients on the same network, different access points

I'm running a network in my house with a single-band router, but have both 802.11n and g devices. As such, as far as I can tell, my network drops down to g speeds (54Mbps) whenever I use a g device on ...
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802.11n router and 802.11g network card

I have a D-link DIR-524 802.11n router. My PC is having 802.11a/b/g. The issues is that I'm unable to connect to the router when 802.11n is turned on. As soon as I disable 802.11n feature. I can ...
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802.11n/a (5GHz only) access point not visible to my laptop

I have a relatively new Toshiba laptop which supposedly supports 802.11a, so I'd assume 5GHz wireless networks should not be a problem. My router supports the 802.11n and lower, it's an AVM 7270 VoIP ...
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How to determine which of my devices support wireless N?

I understand that in order to get my wireless modem to work at the wireless N speed, I need all my devices to support wireless N. I know my modem support wireless N. And I know I may not notice much ...
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External Antenna on wireless router

I have a "Linksys WRVS4400N wireless N router" that i'm thinking about relocating out of the high traffic area of my home. When I move it with the other networking equipment in the basement, my ...
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Average Transit Speed For 802.11n Wireless AP?

I just got a 802.11n wireless AP and hooked it up. After some testings with my MacBook Pro just beside the AP(~30cm, 100% signal), I noticed LAN FTP transfer speeds were between 3 to 5 MB per second, ...
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How do multiple wireless 802.11n access points interact?

I have a space where there are three wireless access points installed, all running 802.11n. They all broadcast the same ssid. I think the intention is that the inhabitants and visitors should be ...