Droid & Wireless N

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  1. pudah

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    I thought that the Droid wasn't supposed to support 802.11n wi-fi.. just b&g. I upgraded my home network to n, and set it to fixed N only for optimal speed. I added a 802.11g access point just so the Droid could connect to the wi-fi as well. It all works just fine, but then I try to connect to the N router just to try it and it works fine. Anyone have any thoughts as to how the heck this is working?
     
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    Some brands of network gear can save their settings but not apply them. The N access point might still be running mixed mode.
     
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    I noticed that also. My router says the Droid is Wireless N but the Droid only gets G speeds and slows down the network to 54Mbps. I think the Droid wireless is N in the hardware but only B&G are active. I have two access points setup for G and N only access so I just keep my Droid on the G one.
     
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    The router is in N only with a range of 20-40hhz. It is updated and functional, not just saved. I have other b/g only devices like a PS3, another laptop, a pda, etc and none can connect to the N router...only yhe Droid and my N laptops.
     
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    Your DROID is "aware", and therefore can manage on it's own!!!
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    Given the garbage speedtest.net results I get on wifi g, I don't see much point messing around with N even if the Droid thinks it's connected. I can't get to the practical maximum on g. I can't even get to my broadband connection's maximum.

    Although, being able to run your router in dedicated N is good for getting 300 speed between your N laptops.
     
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    Maybe so, but my point is more about trying to figure out how the droid can function on a N connection.
     
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    It should be backwards compatible that way for some, BUT you won't be able to use the N speed from a G adapter/receiver. That's not uncommon at all.
     
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    ... but it shouldnt be backwards compatible if the mixed mode is turned off, and it is not with any other b/g device. The only way I can think of that a device could use the internet from a wifi connection to a 802.11n only router is if the device has a n adapter itself. Im wondering if some Droids do and some don't or what the deal is. Mine is a refurb replacement from VZW with a late date code.
     
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    Some g adapters are n compatible. So, I'm guessing the one that the droid has is compatible with it. It's not really uncommon, and it mixed mode doesn't have to be on. The g adapter just won't be able to use the n's "full throttle" of speed.
     
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    Try to research what hardware the Droid uses and it might shed some light into this topic also.
     
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    My router is on N and G mode and when I connect my Droid over wifi, the router shows it running on N.
     
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