802.11N series router seen as G

Cisco Linksys e1000 wireless-n router
June 6, 2010 at 10:20:34
Specs: Vista Home Premium, 1.6 Quad core / 3 gigs of RAM
I've had routers in the past, Including the old G models.

Now have a Linksys E1000 N.

Why does my laptop see it as a G?

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#1
June 6, 2010 at 10:38:15
I'm assuming your laptop only has an 802.11g device in it. 802.11n devices are backwards compatible with 802.11g, but not completely
vice versa. If you are using an 802.11g card to connect to an
802.11n Access Point or WiFi router, it will see it as a "G"
connection and will only connect at "g" speeds.

Just another stupid saying...


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#2
June 7, 2010 at 08:07:45
If you want to connect to 802.11n network, make sure your wireless adapter supports 802.11n too.

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#3
June 9, 2010 at 13:04:26
Too old, that's probably it!

I can believe it, it's even still running Windoze 2000.

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#4
June 9, 2010 at 14:38:30
Weird rash of Windows 2000 PCs popping up (for me) lately.
Make sure you upgrade that 2K PC or get a different one by
7/13/10, that's when Windows 2000 will go off support and be at
end of life.

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