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DragoneTBear
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Registered: ‎08-29-2009
Location: California
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Wireless N on X200 Tablet?

I have a new X200 Tablet with teh default (Realtek?) Lenovo "11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II" wireless capability.

 

My router is a Dual Band N router (Netgear WNDR3300 - running latest firmware).

 

I can only see 80211g  Smiley Sad

 

Other computers in my networt see "80211gn" just fine ... and if I plug in a USB N adapter, my X200 can see 802.11gn just fine.

 

I assumed that "11b/g/n" meant "N" capability ... am I missing something?

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Re: Wireless N on X200 Tablet?

what is the model number of your laptop?

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

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DragoneTBear
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Re: Wireless N on X200 Tablet?

My new Thinkpad is X200 Tablet 7448-CTO

DragoneTBear
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Re: Wireless N on X200 Tablet?

Ah HA ... found the problem...

 

My Netgear 'Dual Band' N router (WNDR3300) can't do 'N' on BOTH 2.4GHz AND 5GHz at the SAME TIME.

(The 11/b/g/n Mini-PC Express II is 2.4GHz only)

 

I only figured this out because Netfear has a new router (WNDR3700) that has a feature better than 'dual band' ... called ... "SIMULTANEOUS Dual Band"

LOL ...

 

Oh well .. at least i now know my thinkpad can do 2.4GHz N ... I just can't have both 2.4GHz N and 2.4GHz G (for my iphone,  etc.) at the same time .. Smiley Sad

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Re: Wireless N on X200 Tablet?

Any router can do 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n at the same time. You don't need to use only 5GHz 802.11n to gain more bandwidth since 2.4GHz 802.11n can do 130Mbps for 20MHz channel width, and 270/300Mbps for 40MHz. They all are depending on your NIC and router. Anyway, using 802.11n is definitely better/faster than 802.11g.

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