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How to force Windows 7 to use 802.11n in preference to 802.11g.

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So I just bought this router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162031
My laptop has a Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN
My laptop is running Windows 7

I have installed the latest version of DD-WRT that it supports.
I setup a wireless network in the N-Only mode to test my laptop with it.
Laptop connected and showed a rate of 130mbps (not the best.. but I can live with it)
Then I switched the router to mode NG-Mixed so that older clients on my network could connect to G, and my laptop could connect to N.
My laptop connects, but the rate is only 54mbps.

So how do I get my laptop to connect to the N signal instead of the G? I looked at the options in my wireless card's settings and the only mode I could actually disable was 802.11n (which seemed like a bad idea, considering what I'm trying to do here xD)

Thanks for the suggestions and advice in advance!
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I can't seem to find WMM anywhere in DD-WRT.. though searching on Google seems to show it being in the QOS section. Any DD-WRT experts care to chime in?

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I updated my Intel driver and enabled WMM on my Windows 7 machine. The speed fluctuates from 48mbps to 54mbps now.. if only it would go up :)
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I can't seem to locate WMM on the advanced settings in wireless. Here's what I see.
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I looked in QoS first and couldn't find it there either. I'm still tinkering around with settings though so maybe I'll find something.
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I switched back to the default Buffalo firmware for the router and I can confirm that it does have WMM support. Buffalo actually starting using DD-WRT for this router: http://www.buffalotech.com/press/releases/buffalo-and-dd-wrt-collaborate-to-create-the-most-comprehensive-consumer-and-small-business-wireless-offering/

So now I'm running Buffalo's version of DD-WRT. Still having the same issue though.
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