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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jericon, May 5, 2010.

  1. Jericon

    Jericon Member
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    Has anyone been able to get N wireless working. Spec sheets seem to conflict, some saying b/g only and some saying b/g/n (such as the support.vzw.com document).

    I can't seem to get my phone to connect to an N network.
     

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  2. paimon.soror

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    I think the general consensus indicated that the chip is an N based chip, but is currently running in b/g mode
     
  3. mobilehavoc

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    Android 2.2 is supposed to include support for N wireless. Although not sure the benefit since G should be enough for 99% of people's internet bandwidth. Also keep in mind the phone is limited on how much it can pull down.

    I have 35Mbps down and up (FiOS) and the Incredible gets 20mbps down and 10mbps up on G. That's good enough for me...doubt N would add more.
     
  4. Jericon

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    The problem I'm running into is that I have a b/g/n router. It is not dual band, so I can run in mixed (which settles, then, on G speeds) or N only. With my media server I am using N for in network communications. Without being able to use N on my Incredible, I have to drop the whole network speed down to G. :(
     
  5. jayjay1122

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    Can I ask which brand and model router you have?
     
  6. NYC Coyote

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    Well...what you need is a dual band router as well.

    I have the Linksys 610N....which is dual band....running DD-WRT Mega.

    My 5ghz spectrum is for N only (since its the only one that can see it) while the 2.4 is for B / G / N. If I"m on the 5ghz spectrum (which has wayyy more throughput...but less range) I can have the phone on the other (which is the only one it sees) and it doesn't affect it.

    And I have said it before. Would really love N. Everyone keeps talking back about surfing the web. I could care less about that. G is faster than most web connections.

    Its about wirelessly transferring data from your computer to the phone. The faster the better. You would be able to do it much fater than G.
     
  7. Jericon

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    Linksys WRT160Nv3
     
  8. mobilehavoc

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    I have a DIR-825 dual band router. It's amazing.
     
  9. yourfriendwayned

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    I have a feeling that N will be enabled in Froyo and it just doesn't work right now...
     
  10. Jericon

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    Unfortunately, I was on a bit of a budget when I bought mine and didn't have the money to go with a dual band :(
     
  11. jayjay1122

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    I'll be where I'm at!
    Sorry Jericon, Ive got nothing for you! Sorry if I got your hopes up!:eek:
     

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