Connected 54 MBps on N

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by w11x22, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. w11x22

    w11x22 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi all
    I am running Tomato Latest RAF on my RT N66U and have Dell Laptop with Wireless N card and I am connected 54 MBps. Is this correct. Should I be not connecting with a better speed. And if this is not correct then how can I fix this.....
  2. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte Networkin' Nut Member

    It may be a limitation of your wireless card or driver in the Dell laptop. I've successfully connected at higher N speeds using my Dell laptop, but without the details of the wireless adapter, it's hard to say.
  3. w11x22

    w11x22 Networkin' Nut Member

    It is Dell Latitude E5400 and the signal is pretty strong, alomost full bars

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  4. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    1. Update the driver for the Dell's wireless card.
    2. Could you post screenshots of your Basic settings and Advanced Wireless pages?
  5. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    3. Forget the network on the laptop then reconnect. (sorry for extra post, can't figure out how to edit a post on my phone and kids are acting up)
  6. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    I've had a similar issue before. To get 802.11n speeds, the specification REQUIRES WPA2-AES to be used ONLY. Some adapter/driver combination may allow you to break this rule but I haven't seen it to ever not be the case. One other option if you absolutely need WPA1(for a PSP or something) is to set the router to WPA Mixed Mode. This should still be compatible.

    Finally, some adapters require you to use g/n mixed mode(regular mixed in tomato) to even connect to the AP. This is the case with my Atheros adapter. I can't connect if the router is set to N only. But it does connect at N speeds.

    Just my 2 cents. The above issues may or may not be what you are experiencing.

    edit: As an aside, Windows 8's Task Manager shows if the connection is g or n.
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  7. Tyrel

    Tyrel Networkin' Nut Member

    As a side-note, several notebook wifi drivers including the ones for Intel Centrino solutions simply "believe" that a 802.11n network cannot exist without WMM. As soon as I disabled WMM my Dell E5430 couldn't connect to my 'N only' network.
    If I set wireless mode to Auto on the router, the notebook could connect again, but it downgraded to 802.11g automatically. If I enabled WMM the notebook could connect again using 802.11n.

    The problem is, that certain mobile devices e.g. WP8 and Apple phones often encounter serious bandwidth issues if connected to an N type network with WMM enabled... I threw it all into the trash can' and reverted my network to 'G only', which is at least well supported by everything...
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