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WRT320N very poor peformance in for 802.11A

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by howardp6, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    When I place my WRT320N in Wireless-N and use the 802.11A band using WPA-2 encryption I cannot connect across the room. It works if I use the 2.4Mhz band not the 5 Mhz band. Has anyone found this to be true of the other wireless-N routers by Linksys. My WRT54GX and WRT54GX4 were better penetrating walls and floors.
  2. Orbiting234

    Orbiting234 Network Guru Member

    You answered your own question there at the end. It's just a simple fact of nature that higher frequencies have a harder time going through objects, hence why 2.4GHz gets better range than 5GHz (heck, get up to 60GHz and oxygen molecules in the air themselves can absorb signals lol). Nothing can be done about this other than adding in a wireless repeater to get the range you want if intent on the 5GHz band.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Actuallly I got it to work first by setting it to WEP encryption and 20Mhz bandwidth and changing the channel to channel 36. Then I changed it to 40 Mhz bandwidth and re-established the connection. I then changed both the WRT320N to WPA2 and the WUSB600N to WPA2 encryption. The connection speed is varies from 220 to 270 Mbs, this is not the actual speed with a wall and floor between the router and the wireless NIC.

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