Who has wireless N equipment?

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  1. Michael D'Angelo

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    I checked it when I had it connected to my laptop to set it up with the CD.
     
  2. jclarke9999

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    I just got mine today, a few days quicker than I expected. I know what I'll be working on while my wife and kids are out of town this weekend :)
     
  3. dettxw

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    Umm.....Not sure what you're referring to? :confused:

    If it is that na equates to using 5GHz and ng to 2.4GHz, then that is by definition of the 802.11 standard. With the WGA600N game adapter you can select which or both bands to operate on, if you have the WRT600N router which is also dual band. Mine are set to use both so the adapter does the choosing, at least until I test it some more. Also need to work on OTA HD playback, but only on the laptop (2 wireless hops from HR20 to the laptop vs only 1 for the desktop).

    WGA600N wireless mode.jpg
     
  4. Michael D'Angelo

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    dettxw, the pictures you are showing I assume they are from the software you installed for the router?

    I did not use the software I just logged into the router and it was very easy to set up that way. That is actually how I set up every router I have ever set up.
     
  5. dettxw

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    They're caps of the game adapter web interface (e.g. http://192.168.1.3/Basic/Wireless.shtml for the last cap. Set up with a static IP).

    I had lots of trouble getting my stuff set up since the setup software is so very bad and there is so little documentation. How does the average Joe do it? I guess that is why I can look at the other routers in range and see so many that are not secure.
     
  6. Michael D'Angelo

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    I would suggest uninstall the software for your router and just log into it to set it up. It is so much easier that way.

    Open your internet browser and go to 192.168.1.1 and the default password is admin with no username.

    Then you will be logged in and add your own username and password and set everything up there.

    Then for your game adapter connect it to an ethernet connection on a PC and run the disk for that. It will take you through a few steps to find your network and set it up but is take about 2 minutes to do.
     
  7. dettxw

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    :lol:
    What I meant was that if smart people like us could have trouble with wireless networks then what hope was there for someone non-technical. ;)
     
  8. Michael D'Angelo

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    Sorry I had a feeling you knew what you were doing. A started to ask if you were looking for help or not. :)
     
  9. Michael D'Angelo

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    Well with the new CE I was able to finally test my new router and game adapter on my one HR20 that is connected wireless.

    Video for HD is much improved with wireless N vs. using wireless G. With G it will just keep jerking and with N is jerks a little every couple of seconds but hopefully I will be able to fix the problem.

    I think I need to move my router to a better location because I am only getting 70% signal on my wireless N game adapter. Router to adapter is about 25 to 30 with two walls in the way and up 7 steps. But even with the walls there is openings the entire way between the two so I would think I should get close to 100% if not 100%.
     

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