04-24-2012 03:41 PM
I have a 2wire router from AT&T unversed that does not have the N band. I live in a 2 story home and bought the EA4500 especially for N band to have a better and faster signal on the 2nd floor. I was disappointed to find out that the 2wire signal was stronger/better than top of line Linksys!!!
04-24-2012 06:56 PM
According to the scenario if you have wireless adapter and all other devices in your network are wireless-N, the following settings should be configured on your router for optimum wireless-N performance:
• Wireless Network Name (SSID)
It is the wireless network name being broadcast by the Gateway/Router. When you scan for available wireless networks on your computer, the SSID should be listed in your computer’s wireless configuration utility.
For security purposes, it is recommended that this setting be changed from the default name to a personalized one.
• Wireless Channel
The default setting for most Linksys Gateway is either Auto or Channel 6-2.437 GHz.
QUICK TIP: For Wireless-N Dual Band-Routers/ Gateway, it is best to use 20 MHz when in a 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz populated area to avoid wireless interference. For less crowded networks, you can use 40 MHz on a 5 GHz. If you’re unsure, you may leave channel width at Auto. This will automatically adjust the settings to 20 or 40 MHz, depending on which best fits your network.
If you are selecting the 5 GHz wireless network, ensure that your wireless devices and adapters have a 5 GHz capability for selectable dual-band. Otherwise, do not change the frequency of your router.
• Wireless Security
It is the encryption method used to protect a wireless network from intruders. For best wireless-N performance, encrypt your router with WPA2-AES.
After configuring your Gateway with these settings, make sure that all wireless devices are in sync with the Gateway‘s wireless configuration. Also, place the wireless Gateway on an elevated spot and away from other devices that may cause interference.
Here is the link for the same: http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=