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Old July 27th, 2010, 09:17 PM
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Default I Can only see 1 of the dual bands

I have a Netgear Dual band WNDR3300. All of my wireless devices connect to the 2.4GHZ band. I try to connect to the 5.0GHZ but its never listed as an option so I can only use the one band. (Hope i'm explaining this right).

What is the problem? How can I connect some devices to the 5.0GHZ band?

In other words when i go to window to view a list of available wireless networks I only see the 2.4GHZ band. The X-box and other device are the same they only see the 2.4 GHZ band. Help!!
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You don’t say what devices you are using to connect to the router network, are they dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz? Note that a device which is stated as 802.11n compatible may well be a single band 2.4GHz only device.
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In other words when i go to window to view a list of available wireless networks I only see the 2.4GHZ band. The X-box and other device are the same they only see the 2.4 GHZ band. Help!!
unless you have latest wireless adapter from xbox, adapter ONLY supports 2.4Ghz

seems you have wireless adapter with NO dual band capabilities
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Default Re: I Can only see 1 of the dual bands

Hi. I am in a similar situation. I just bought a new laptop that is an "N". The router that I just installed (also new dual band wireless-N router, WNDR3300) and defined two secure bands (1 "N" and the Other "G"). I can only see one ssid. I can connect to the "G" band, but would like to use the "N". Any advice?
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I just bought a new laptop that is an "N".
But is it dual band, many are not. 802.11N does not necessarily mean 5GHz, 802.11N also operates on 2.4GHz

If the laptop is 2.4GHz only and you have set the router to 270Mbps @ 5GHz and 54Mbps @ 2.4GHz then you will only see the 2.4GHz band in a scan, and the laptop will connect at 54Mbps. In that case set the router to operate at 270Mbps @ 2.4GHz
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