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Topic # 65982 10-Aug-2010 16:53
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I recently brought an ADSL wireless N router. Most of my wireless devices are G, but I have a couple of N devices also (laptop, xbox). N performance is pretty poo, so I'm wondering if it's because of the G devices slowing the network down.

So, I was thinking, what if I got a B/G wireless AP, and connected it to my wireless N router (via ethernet cable), and then set the wireless AP built into the router to N only. Then I would have a dedicated wireless N connection and a dedicated B/G connection.

Anyway, that's the theory... would it work as I've described? Or have I got it completely wrong?


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  Reply # 365923 10-Aug-2010 16:57
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It should be fine, as long as two wireless AP are of different channel, and maybe its with their own SSID.

Set up the G-wireless AP first with the settings you want, and without DHCP. Once set, just plug it into your existing (wired) network and should be all go.

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  Reply # 365928 10-Aug-2010 17:11
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Wifi overlaps a few channels, so you want to use either 1, 6 or 11(or 12, forget which)..
Your described setup will work fine, just remember to make sure they have different SSIDs and are on different channels.


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  Reply # 365958 10-Aug-2010 18:25
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There are also different types of N
1, 2 or 3 antennas combining multiple channels
And also there are 20mhz or 40mhz channel widths

Unfortunatly all different combinations can be used by various devices and so the rule of thumb is that your N network will run at the speed of the slowest N connected device.
I think a single antenna/channel at a width of 20mhz is something like 65mbit max.

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