N capability of router D-Link DSL-276OU

D-link / Dsl 276ou
August 30, 2011 at 05:27:53
Specs: Macintosh 10.7.1, 1GHz/4GB
I'm not sure whether the router in the title has N capability, and if it has, how can I take advantage of it.
Right now the router is configured to use Channel 11 802.11b/g.
A network utility for Macintosh named "AirRadar" displays the possibility of using a number of different channels, e.g. 36 with increments of 4 up to 60, then from 100 to 136 by increments of 4, then 149 to 161 by increments of 4.
All these additional channels are marked 802.11n.
I am using a Macintosh laptop that has a built it AirPort Network card. I don't know whether this AirPort card has a N capability.
What do you suggest?
Correction: CPU is 2GHz, not 1GHz

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#1
August 30, 2011 at 06:38:48
Routers dumb down to whatever your wifi card supports. So if you have a wireless g card in a laptop, you will be using "G" parameters. If you have N capability it will use those, bearing in mind the speeds advertised are maximum limits and you will not likely get the max.

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#2
August 30, 2011 at 06:41:35
Also, in the router settings you can often change these modes. However, if you set the router to use "N" only, and you have wifi "G" on the laptop they will not communicate, many have a "mixed mode" which uses whatever your device is capable of.

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#3
August 30, 2011 at 07:31:25
I'm not sure whether the router in the title has N capability...

According to the spec (specification) sheet on the D-Link website, it's B and G only. So it has no N capacity.

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#4
August 30, 2011 at 07:48:30
Thank you HopperRox, for your two answers to my query about N or G.

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#5
August 30, 2011 at 07:54:29
You're right Curt R! Sorry, I should have checked first.

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