it's a model # WRT610N
I checked the options and it's a single N band only.
Since you're running single band anyway, you're not really getting the performance increase in N, so if I were you, I'd just drop it back to B/G Mixed.
That said, back to the original topic. OP - you need to change your settings on the router. I haven't ever seen a router that will only do N. You can set it to be "N only" meaning it will only work with N devices, but you can change it to mixed mode. The Linksys page for this router states that it will work: LinksysbyCisco Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router WRT610N.
- Model: WRT610N
- Standards: Draft 802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab
- Ports: Power, Ethernet, Internet, USB
- Buttons: Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
- LEDs: Power, USB, Internet, Wireless, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Ethernet (1-4)
- Number of Antennas: 3 internal antennas per each 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz radio band
- Detachable (y/n): No
- Modulations: 802.11b: CCK, QPSK, BPSK; 802.11g: OFDM; 802.11a: OFDM; Wireless-N: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
- RF Power (EIRP) in dBm:
802.11b: 16 ± 1,5 dBm Typical @ Normal Temp Range
802.11g: 13,5 ± 1,5 dBm Typical @ Normal Temp Range
Wireless-N 20 MHz: 13 ± 1,5 dBm Typical @ Normal Temp Range
Wireless-N 40 MHz: 13 ± 1,5 dBm Typical @ Normal Temp Range
802.11a: 12,5 ± 1,5dBm Typical @ Normal Temp Range
Wireless-N 20 MHz: 8,5 ± 1,5 dBm Typical @ Normal Temp Range
Wireless-N 40 MHz: 11 ± 1,5 dBm Typical @ Normal Temp Range
I don't want to tell anyone who has a Droid successfully connected to an N device that their liars, but there really seems to be no good explanation as to why some people can get this to work.
As far as the OP is concerned, switch to mixed mode and you'll be just fine.
For you guys who have Droid+N working, that's awesome. There must be some backwards compatible something in the N spec that lets this happen, because the Droid hardware does not support N. If you ever figure it out, let us know.
My best *guess* is that this is something the Draft-N hardware cant do, and was added to the final N spec to guarantee backwards compatibility with B and G hardware. No idea why only the Droid will do it though....
Last edited by LtKen; 03-03-2010 at 12:18 PM.
Well "sports fans".... Router said it is configured for "Mixed mode".
However, I can tell you that even my older work laptop can't connect to this new wireless router puppy and I know that the work laptop doesn't support N-band.
So, something somewhere is amiss.
That said, this isn't a crisis situation for me since I've got GREAT connectivity to Verizon 3G here is Southwest Denver. And, no need to be surfing and talking at the same time anyways....so much for that bogus AT&T commercial. Heck I can hardly walk and chew gum at the same time anyways....
Thanks for the information assists. This is a GREAT forum.
The above is right. On that router you can save and apply settings. Hit save, then apply, then go to the reboot button in the settings and let it reboot. If you still cant connect pull the router power and try a hard reboot. If that doesnt work you may need to configure more settings beyond just having it in Mixed Mode. You may need to set the right frequency. That router lets you choose auto channel and a frequency band of 20/40 or auto. I would put it to auto for both or 20 and a suitable 2.5ghz channel. You may be able to set up different connections for each mode if it has different transmitters. If that is the case you have to be sure you're connecting to the right one and can sometimes assign different SSIDs to each, etc.
Last edited by pudah; 03-03-2010 at 01:04 PM.