|I've just recently replaced my old router with a Linksys E2500. I didn't actually buy it, my parents did and then gave it to me as they found they didn't need it after all. Brand new, in the box. Dual band 5ghz and 2.4ghz, Wireless N (with 40MHz wide band capability up to 300mbps). I disabled the 5Ghz band as I don't have any 5ghz devices in the house right now.|
However, my Windows 8.1 (via an Intel Centrino wireless-N 2230 wireless adapter) laptop refuses to connect with Wireless N, and continues to use the Wireless G band (as evidenced by this, and this), despite being a maximum of 30 feet away with a direct line of sight. My home internet isn't really fast enough for this to become a problem, but it's infuriating when trying to save a backup (or anything at all) to my local NAS. If I set the router to broadcast with a Wireless N signal only, my laptop loses connectivity completely, and I have to return to my desktop to set it back to Mixed.
So far, I've rebooted both the router and my laptop multiple times, updated the drivers for the wireless adapter, and tried a completely different router. None of these worked. I also booted to my Ubuntu usb drive, and it was able to easily connect via Wireless N, so I know it's probably not a hardware issue.
Thanks in advance for your undoubtedly sage advice.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, there is no co-channel or adjacent channel interference. Living over a mile away from the nearest neighbor and with the microwave at the complete opposite end of the house, I would say my interference levels are null.
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