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coolclassic
April 1st, 2010, 04:37 PM
My router states that it supports 802.11b and g

I have just purchased a asus eepc1001ha which stated to have 802.11b,g and n.

The Asus has a RaLink RT3090 wireless 802.11n.

This is not supported by my router is this correct?

chili555
April 1st, 2010, 04:48 PM
This is not supported by my router is this correct?Incorrect. Routers are supposed to negotiate the highest acceptable rate, A, B, G or N with the card's driver. Almost any router is backwards compatible, so that your grandpa can show up with his ancient laptop and an 802.11b card and connect to your router.

Now, 802.11N is spotty in Linux these days. Having the capability and actually doing those speeds are two different things. It will undoubtedly improve and you will already have the hardware to do it.