02-28-2010 11:13 AM
This is my first question on this forum so please be gentle with me. I've just bought the WAG 320N and can't figure out how to use the 2.4GHZ frequency as well as the 5GHZ frequency at the same time.
I have a laptop with wirelss N and my son's laptop has wirelss G (as does his Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3). The WAG 320N is wireless N but can use both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies.
I was about to set my router to the 5Ghz wireless frequency instead of the 2.4Ghz frequency for better network speed in my home and less interference from neighbouring wireless networks. However, I noticed that when I select the 5Ghz frequency, the options available for which wireless protocol to use no longer offer the wireless B or G protocols and only offer Wireless A or N. Does this mean that if I select the faster 5Ghz frequency on my router any equipment that doesn't use Wireless N (my son's laptop and the games consoles etc) won't work any more? If so, why? If so, is there an alternative way such as setting the router up to use both frequencies on different "sides" of the network with different SSIDs (a 5GHZ side and a 2.4GHZ side) so just my laptop (wireless N) connects via the 5GHZ side and the other devices (wireless G) connect via the 2.4GHZ side?
Any advice gratefully received.
03-01-2010 05:39 AM
03-01-2010 01:27 PM
I agree with gv and all the suggestion provided by him
- You can not use 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz at the same time on the WAG320N.You can use one at a time.
- 802.11n can use either band and is backward compatible with the 802.11
- As you have 802.11b/g devices,So you have to use 2.4 GH.
09-27-2010 07:08 AM
OK, all is clear on the WAG 320N.
But will the WAG 160N or any other Linksys use DUAL radio simultaneously?
And if the beast exists, will it work happily with a mixed network, MAC OS X and Windows Vista?
09-27-2010 01:20 PM
01-14-2011 04:59 AM
I bought the WAG 320N and I want use it like router, connected with the ADSL provider (FASTWEB Italy).
Have someone the correct step that I have to do for this? Sorry I'm not an expert !
Thanks for your help