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802.11n speed drops to 802.11g rate

Last Modified: 2013-12-21
I tried a Belking "pre"N wireless router with my Toshina Tecr A9 laptop which has a 802.11n card.
If I changed settings, channels, etc, I would get the higher connectivity (130 Mbps or so) for a few minutes, but it would eventually fall back to the 802.11g (54 Mbps) speed.
I am in the same room as the router, so interference shouldn't be the issue.
I then tried the same with an Apple AirPort Extreme.  Same issue.
Since there are other computers connecting at the 802.11g speed because of their hardware, does that knock all connection speeds down to the slower rate?
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Sorry it's been so long since I've responded.
The AirPort and my laptop have become friendly.  The issue seemed to heal itself and the connection speed shown is 130 MBps consistently.  I don' t know of anything I did.  
I can say that the AirPort and its software have been very easy to work with.  No dropped connections.  Great service as both a router and print server.  I'm impressed.  
Thanks for your feedback.


Review my last comment.  
Everything has been working great - even after Comcast "upgraded" my cable modem - disconnected the router- then left with the network down.  
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