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.