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11-11-2009 10:13 AM
I am trying to set-up a DV6 on Wireless N. I have a Linksys WRT160N router, and am getting speeds up to 120mbps on a wireless desktop located almost 100 feet from the router. I cannot get above 54mbps on the laptop, even within 10 feet. I have checked the device properties, and verified that channel width is set to AUTO, and 802.11n Mode is ENABLED. I have noted the remainder of my system specs below. Any help would be appreciated.
LAPTOP MODEL: HP DV6
O/S: Windows 7 (64-bit)
WiFi ADAPTER: Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN
ROUTER: Linksys WRT160N
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11-11-2009 04:54 PM
I have pretty much the same specs and it's very frustrating, especially since I get better speeds (and consistency) on my Vista laptop!
Please someone help! My laptop is brand new and I don't want to return it...
11-11-2009 09:06 PM
After a lot of research, I believe that I have resolved the problems with the low Wireless N speeds, particularly with the Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN configurations. Here is what I was able to learn from the Intel support forums.
"The IEEE* 802.11n Draft prohibits using High Throughput with WEP or TKIP as the unicast cipher. If you use these encryption methods (e.g. WEP, WPA-TKIP), your data rate will drop to 54 Mbps. The Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350, Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150, Intel® WiFi Link 5300, Intel® WiFi Link 5100, Intel® WiFi Link 1000 and Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN client drivers connect using a legacy IEEE 802.11g connection rather than failing to connect altogether, which complies with the IEEE 802.11n draft." This means that you have to use Wi-Fi Protected Access* (WPA2-AES or WPA2-TKIP).
I reset my router's wireless security options to use WPA2-AES, reconfigured my laptop to the same security settings, and immediately was connected at over 200mbps.
11-18-2009 06:14 PM
JRAN, What did you have to do to reconfigure your laptop. I see that I'm getting the same speed of 54 on my laptop and frustrated as can be. I know that I can change the wireless to the appropriate settings, but not sure of the laptop. What did you change?
Thanks for your help.....
11-18-2009 07:49 PM
If your running Windows 7, left click on the Wireless icon on the task bar, then right click on the desired network, and select properties. You should find yourself at the Security tab of the Wireless Network Properties page. Simply change the security type to WPA2-Personal, and the Encryption Type to AES. After that, you will need to enter your network security key.
Hope this helps.