A500 causing router to freeze

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  1. lmferg80

    lmferg80 Member

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    Ever since I connected the A500 to my netgear wireless-n router, it locks up several times a day. Sometimes I get a few hours, sometimes 20 mins. I had zero issues with it before. Anyone had this issue? The router is about 2 years old, maybe I need to update the firmware or something.....
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    I do not have the same problem you do but i have noticed that the wireless N performance has an issue connecting at anything higher then 65mbps. I think its just a firmware issue, this is with any router I use I have 3 a wrt54g, netgear wndr3300, and a wrt160n, im trying to see if maybe one of the wifi connectivity apps will help solve this issue
     
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    I'm pretty sure the low wireless N speed is due to the fact the Acer Iconia A500 only has a 2.4Ghz N radio. If it had a dual band 2.4Ghz/5Ghz N radio, it could achieve much higher speeds (like the Xoom).
     
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    I had so many of those router freezes with netgear that I finally ****canned it and got a new router, something other than netgear.

    There is no need for 802.11N unless you have a full T-1 running into your house. Your Internet connection is the bottle neck and adding super wideband components behind a slow Internet connection is wasting your money. N is mostly a con job.

    Turn off N , and lock the router to G, and it should be stable.
     
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    Umm, you do realize that a T-1 is only 1.544 mbps. I agree that internet connection is a botleneck, but my cell phone gets faster than 1.5mbps.
     
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    You have no idea what you are talking about, why dont you go and readup on 802.11n. i do not have a T1 line, have timewarner cable here in nyc and speakeasy speed test..
    Result:
    Download Speed: 14190 kbps (1773.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 490 kbps (61.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Belkin - N300 Wireless-N. with my old 54g router my down usually be around 5MBP down with my belkin it is 14MBP down..
     

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