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Thread: Wireless N and Gazelle's Compatibility

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    Wireless N and Gazelle's Compatibility

    Hey all,

    Just recently we have had some issues with our old-ish linksys router so we decided to try out the new draft n stuff. So we got a D-Link DIR-655 router and set it up and it all worked perfectly out of the box. But the thing is we still have one laptop and one desktop (with a wireless adapter) that are only g capable, but we were interested in seeing how much of an improvement we would get with n to see if it be worth the money to buy some new n capable network adapters. I decided to test it out with my gazelle since it has the intel 4965 card which I know does n.

    Once I changed the router settings to only enable n broadcasting, my laptop would hang on Old device (wlan0) activating... while seeing what was happening with tail -f /var/log/daemon.log

    I then switched it back to mixed broadcasting (n and g) and the gazelle connected just fine, so I'm wondering why its having issues connecting to an n network when it has a n capable NIC.

    We have another laptop in the house that runs vista with a intel 4965 and just as a control, that laptop connects fine to the router with only n enabled.

    Thanks for any help you can offer in advance.

  2. #2
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    Re: Wireless N and Gazelle's Compatibility

    Hmmm... I'm not sure. I've connected to an n network with my Gazelle/4965 card.

    Are you running Gutsy or Hardy? If memory serves, I was running Hardy at the time. Maybe it doesn't make any difference, but if I need to do any testing, it would be nice to duplicate your configuration.
    To err is human, to forgive is very ... dog-like.

    Thomas Aaron
    FetchMasters, LLC

  3. #3
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    Re: Wireless N and Gazelle's Compatibility

    I'm currently running Hardy. If you need any other information let me know, and I'll get it to you.

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