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Old November 29th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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Default WNDR3400 poor N signal strength

My new N600 dual band provides great signal strength on the G band and very poor signal on the N band. I need the faster N speed to download video to my Sony Bravia Home Theater system from the Internet. The router is directly one floor below the TV system - less than 8 feet. The signal must pass through a 6" concrete floor. My wireless Lap top gets a strong signal throughout the 2 story house on the N band. Any thoughts or ideas?
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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concrete will bounce back the signal so I would suggest to look power line device
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Old November 29th, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Wireless-n is not a band, it's a standard - and it can be used in either the 2.4GHz band or the 5GHz band. Wireless-g is also a standard, but is limited to the 2.4GHz band

Bearing in mind that you're reporting great signal strength on the g band, I have to assume that your router is configured for n operation on 5GHz and g on 2.4 GHz - configure n to operate on the 2.4GHz band and you will get better range than you will on 5GHz.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:19 AM
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The literature for 802.11n states that it's better than 802.11G for going through concrete and brick walls so the reply doesn't add up, who is right?
I'm only going about 8 to 10 ft. The Netgear spec toutes the N600 as the best for larger multi floor homes and HD video streaming.
The suggestion that I use the G band only doesn't solve the problem for high speed video streaming. G is limited to 54/108mbps whereas N is susposed to support up to 300mbps. another suggestion I found was to shut down the G and only use the N Band; however this means all my other computers and e-devices would have to support N which they don't. Does anyone really understand this stuff and can recommend a practical solution, other than return the product. Would hard wiring the Bravia TV system to the router make a difference?
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Is your Internet faster than 100mbps?

If you have 20mbps broadband then 54mbps on wireless setting dies just fine

Also concrete is a such issues. If you can run cables, run it
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Old November 30th, 2010, 11:36 AM
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The literature for 802.11n states that it's better than 802.11G for going through concrete and brick walls so the reply doesn't add up, who is right?
I'm only going about 8 to 10 ft. The Netgear spec toutes the N600 as the best for larger multi floor homes and HD video streaming.
The suggestion that I use the G band only doesn't solve the problem for high speed video streaming. G is limited to 54/108mbps whereas N is susposed to support up to 300mbps. another suggestion I found was to shut down the G and only use the N Band; however this means all my other computers and e-devices would have to support N which they don't. Does anyone really understand this stuff and can recommend a practical solution, other than return the product. Would hard wiring the Bravia TV system to the router make a difference?
Did you read my post?

I don't think so - or if you did, you didn't understand what I wrote.

Go read it again.

I'm not suggesting that you use wireless-g - I'm suggesting you use wireless-n on 2.4 GHZ.

Wireless-n on 2.4 GHz is capable of 300mbps, AND is backward compatible with wireless b & g.

Assuming the Bravia can be hard wired then yes, a hardwired connection will deliver better performance than wireless.

Another thing - which literature states that wireless-n is "better than 802.11G for going through concrete and brick walls" ? I'm going to take a bet, that you're misinterpreting that literature, and you'll continue to do do until you grasp the facts that I stated in my first response - neither wireless-g or wireless-n is a band, they are standards.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:46 PM
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Well said.
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