Is the TB capable of 802.11n wireless?

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  1. jazzman

    jazzman New Member

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    I've done some searching (in the Forums and via Google), but I can't seem to get a definitive answer. Does anyone know whether or not the Thunderbolt will support 802.11n wireless protocol?

    Thanks in advance for any help or insight you can provide.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I'm feeling sheepish, because that was seemingly much easier to find than I was making it.

    So, if the TB is capable of 802.11n, does anyone have thoughts on why I can't seem to connect to the n signal of my new Netgear dual band router? The phone just doesn't seem to find the signal.
     
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    N can be 2.4 or 5 ghz. The tb probably only works on the 2.4 band.
     
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    Ah, that would seem to explain it, as the router broadcasts the n signal at 5ghz. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Everything in my house picks up my Netgear's 2.4 band. Only my iPad reads the 5 ghz band.
     
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    I suppose I could also do some searching for this, but do you happen to know if any of the Android tablets will pick up the 5 ghz signal? I'd like to get a tablet this year, and I really want to go with an Android, but I might end up with an iPad, if it offers the best product at the best price.
     
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    Yes the TB will pick up a wireless N signal. However the range at which my TB will pick up an N signal is a lot shorter than my original Droid Incredible with the same router. I have tested this on four different N routers with both phones and my TB's range is only about 1/3 of the DINC. Anyone know why this is?

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    It's gotta be the hardware differences in HTC and Motorola.

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    Last I checked the Droid Incredible and TB were both made my HTC lol

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    I doubt it. This technology is still pretty new for the mobile market. Most of the newer routers have the option of both 2.4 and 5 Ghz. We just bought a Netgear router and for now, we are just using the 2.4 Ghz side of the house. My Xoom is only 2.4 also.

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