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I just bought [another] Wireless-N router. A D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit
Router.  It is working but I have some questions...

The new D-Link has a "DHCP Reservations" feature where you can say "if
    MAC address x requests an IP address from DHCP server, always give it
    192.168.0.n" where you specify x, n, and optional "Name".  It is somewhat
    like a static IP from DHCP server (or a DHCP IP addr that never expires).
    An additional advantage to using reservations is that router's DHCP display
    shows names for devices which otherwise do not have name (such as Blu-Ray
    player, and Palm PDA).

QUESTIONS:

    1) The Wireless-N devices only connect at Wireless-G speeds. I set up wireless
    part to use WEP because that is only security mode handled by old Palm TX.
    Is this why all connections are at G speeds?  WEP only works for b/g not n.

    2) The router's log files fills up very quickly with 5 to 10 connections per
    min to  174.78.110.160:443.  It appears to be a server owned by cox.net and
    port 443 appears to be https.  Why?  How do I figure out who is doing this?
    I am assuming this is not good. ???  The log file below is from several days
    ago but it is still ocurring.
      re-phased:
            Is this normal behaviour maybe part of DNS server operation or is this bad?
            How do I find process that is generating this activity?
            Is there a way to determine what server is doing?


Thanks!
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1 ) This is normal. The maximum transfer rate for 802.11n using WEP or WPA (TKIP) authentication is 54 Mbps, as specified in the IEEE 802.11n standard.
So because of this standard, most routers will only connect using 802.11g.

2 ) This may help explain a little bit, something to do with the SecureSport network monitoring feature of that router.
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=12244.0
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perfect many thanks!
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Happy to help :)
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