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2012-02-19 07:09 PM
2012-02-19 07:50 PM
2012-02-20 03:10 AM
z3540 wrote: When I use inSSIDer, I see my 2.4 GHz network with a theoretical max of 216 Mbps, not the 450 Mbps that is advertised. It correctly lists my 5 GHz network as 450 Mbps. When I check my setup via Genie (Advanced>Wireless Setup>Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n)), I have set:
Channel = Auto
Mode = Up to 450 Mbps
Is there a setting that I am not configuring correctly?
Using inSSIDer, it says the router has set my 2.4GHz network to Channel=9 with a max rate of 216Mbps. The router has set my 5GHz network to Channel=157+161 with a max rate of 450Mbps. With my old WNDR3700, the router set my 2.4GHz network to two channels with a max of 300 as it did my 5GHz network. Does the WNDR4500 assigning only 1 channel to the 2.4GHz decrease its advertised speed? If so, how do I get it to assign 2 channels to my 2.4 GHz network?
2012-02-20 07:00 AM
I had an old WNDR 3500L which reached 300 without problems using two channels on 2.4Ghz but the WNDR 4500 does not use two channels.
2012-02-20 07:37 AM
jmizoguchi wrote: dual channel are used over 150Mbps speed and 145Mbps below will be single channel.
I wound contact support about your findings at my.netgear.com
2012-02-20 08:21 AM
2012-02-20 09:02 AM
Chuck_s wrote: inSSIDer measure does NOT measure speed but merely report the theoretical maximum as reported by the router.
inSSIDer correctly reports my WNDR4500 2.4GHz band at 450 but the lil laptop I ran this on, a five year old Acer Aspire with a Atheros AR50007EG wireless card only links at 54 -- which is all the AR5007EG is physically capable of.
It would be nice if inSSIDer could make this lil PC run at 450, though!
2012-02-20 03:17 PM
2012-02-21 02:43 AM
Chuck_s wrote: That's what I (thought) I said.
inSSIDer can only read a data signal and the max speed of the router has gotta be imbedded there somewhere, just like the modem's name is. On a PC hardware is only capable of 54M connect speeds the 450M really means nothing.
I don't think inSSIDer is measuring anything, just reading data.
2012-02-21 03:26 PM