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Standard User paulb100
(regular) Sun 06-May-12 22:05:17
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Best wifi stick for Netgear DG834N..? (270Mbps)


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Hi

Can anyone recommend the best wifi USB stick to use with a Netgear DG834N to get the 270Mbps sync rate? I have read that some N-class sticks work at lower speeds, I read of on 300Mbps stick operating at 130Mbps with this router and wondered if you have to get a 270Mbps stick instead?

thanks

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 06-May-12 23:21:00
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Re: Best wifi stick for Netgear DG834N..? (270Mbps)


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Have you checked the 834N doesn't need a 2-channel (40MHz) setting to go above 150Mbps? 130Mbps is a typical result from a 300n setup on a single channel.

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Standard User paulb100
(regular) Sun 06-May-12 23:26:45
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Re: Best wifi stick for Netgear DG834N..? (270Mbps)


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yeah I think it does use channel bonding - this means I will need a compatible stick that can also do this? thing is I see many 300Mbps sticks yet I dont know if it will work in 270Mbps mode with the router, a review of the 834N said it only worked in 130Mbps mode with a 300Mbps stick (some Intel stick i think)

I just want to be sure I can get the full sync out of it.

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Standard User qasdfdsaq
(regular) Mon 07-May-12 01:34:35
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Re: Best wifi stick for Netgear DG834N..? (270Mbps)


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Have you checked the 834N doesn't need a 2-channel (40MHz) setting to go above 150Mbps? 130Mbps is a typical result from a 300n setup on a single channel.

Almost everything does - the only exception being high end (3-stream MIMO) routers - which the 834N is not - can do 216.

In reply to a post by paulb100:
yeah I think it does use channel bonding - this means I will need a compatible stick that can also do this? thing is I see many 300Mbps sticks yet I dont know if it will work in 270Mbps mode with the router, a review of the 834N said it only worked in 130Mbps mode with a 300Mbps stick (some Intel stick i think)

I just want to be sure I can get the full sync out of it.


270 and 300mbps modes are the same thing - MCS15 - one just has SGI. If something supports 300 then it must also support 270.

Every 270/300 device should work with every other 270/300 device, unless one or the other is faulty or bugged.

Intel don't make "sticks".

Finally, remember 270/300mbps mode cannot be counted on to work efficiently at 2.4Ghz. WiFi certified devices are limited to 130mbps out of the box, and even if you turned on 270/300mbps mode, it will turn itself off if it detects any other wireless networks using the shared channel. In fact, this could explain why the Intel "stick" only ran at 130, because Intel cards have channel bonding disabled by default as well at 2.4Ghz.

Edited by qasdfdsaq (Mon 07-May-12 01:40:38)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 07-May-12 21:28:15
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Re: Best wifi stick for Netgear DG834N..? (270Mbps)


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In reply to a post by qasdfdsaq:
WiFi certified devices are limited to 130mbps out of the box, and even if you turned on 270/300mbps mode, it will turn itself off if it detects any other wireless networks using the shared channel.
Grrrrr!!!

That explains why I can occasional get a 300Mbps link but it drops within 30 seconds.

However!

If I go single channel my connection is only at 65Mbps. On 2-channel I get 150Mbps. On FTTC that matters.

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Standard User paulb100
(regular) Tue 08-May-12 16:41:10
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Re: Best wifi stick for Netgear DG834N..? (270Mbps)


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@ qasdfdsaq - thanks for that, it was a review on this very site, it was a Netgear WN111 300Mbps stick sorry (the intel was a G card)
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/67-ne...

also, what if the router is only a MCS 14 which is 270Mbps max speed - it is advertised as 270Mbps and that is its option in settings..? would a 300Mbps stick be able to drop down to 270Mbps anyway? (the review above was what got me concerned)
14 2 64-QAM 3/4 117.00 130.00 243.00 270.00

I dont have any neighbouring wireless networks so should get full yield, at moment its more for coverage..but faster speeds would be nice

thanks again

edit: the 834N has a port for a 3rd ariel on the board..which is not used...would I be able to port this up for use? or would it not make use of it due to restrictions?

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Edited by paulb100 (Tue 08-May-12 16:43:08)

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