05-03-2012 04:01 AM
Pros: Easy setup, with a lot of features. 5Ghz has a nice stable connection
Cons: Intermittent dropouts on the 2.4Ghz range, and can't set to 40Mhz only.
The signal strength is poor compared to what I got with the ASUS RT-N16 it replaced.
Other Thoughts: Probably going to return this and get another ASUS product.
05-03-2012 05:22 PM
There are many reasons why you experience poor signal or connection. You could try tweaking the MTU value a little and see if it has any effect on the speed. To determine the correct MTU size for your network, you’ll have to do a specific ping test on the destination you’re trying to go to. A destination could be another computer, or a web address. Here is the link: http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=
As far as the wireless 2.4 GHz frequency is concern you have to do the following settings to get the good through put.
You can also select the 40 MHz channel width on your 2.4 GHz network to improve the performance of your Wireless-N network. However, this is only advisable if you are in a location less crowded with wireless networks. It is also important to note that in order for your wireless devices to connect to the network, they need to have a Wireless-N network adapter compatible with the 40 MHz wireless channel. The latest versions of Linksys Wireless-N adapters can connect to a 2.4 GHz network with 40 MHz radio band.
If you are not sure about the settings, it is best to leave it at its default state. The channel width is set to Auto by default. This automatically defines the best wireless channel for your wireless network. If the issue still persist then you can try to change make Channel Width to 20 MHz and channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) as these are considered non-overlapping channels. After changing channels, restart the wireless computers.