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    Wireless speeds

    I'm having some constant trouble with my DG834N router, and have just got off the phone to Netgear support. Can someone please clear up this little conversation I had with their staff:

    Her: "Under 'wireless settings' what is the mode?"
    Me: "errr 'up to 270Mbps'"
    "Change that to 'g&b'"
    "Won't that be slower? I though 'g' was 54Mbps"
    "No it's faster"
    "really?!"
    "Yes, now look at the funny monkey"

    And then when checking my security settings:
    "I'll go for WPA2 shall I?"
    "No WEP is safer, go for that"

    Can someone with greater knowledge than me please clear up these two simlpe issues?

    Ta,
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    Correct, 802.11g is (in theory) 54Mbps. Don't go expecting anything like 54Mbps out of it though. Are you using the 270Mbps (as before, you'll never get anything like 270Mbps out of it) cards with the router?

    WPA2 > WPA > WEP.

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    thanks burble - yes I am using 'n' (270) cards with the router.

    Yeah - her answers didn't feel right, I'll whack em back up.

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    WEP can be cracked within a few minutes, i can't believe they would tell you to use WEP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnets View Post
    WEP can be cracked within a few minutes, i can't believe they would tell you to use WEP
    tbh the converstaion wasn't exactly as transcribed - "54 is obviously slower than 270, by about 200" was in there. I just got tired in the end...

    Netgear eh - who'd have em?!

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    Surely she was giving advice based upon the problem you are having with it, no?

    So basically drop the speed, drop to a lower encryption and see what happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Surely she was giving advice based upon the problem you are having with it, no?

    So basically drop the speed, drop to a lower encryption and see what happens?
    No, she wasn't at this instance. Connection had been reestablished.

    However if she was she certainly wasn't explicit about it, and when I asked it would have been a opportune time to inform me rather than lie (or indeed make an honest mistake - neither of which is reassuring).

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