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I have a Cisco Aironet 1140 WAP.  I have a Guest and Private SSID set up on 2 VLAN's everything appears to be working properly.  I have the guest set up on Radio0-802.11N 2.4GHz.  And I have the private set up on Radio1-802.11N 5GHz.  

On the pc's for the broadcast properties it shows the guest network as "N" and privateas "A".  Is this  normal?  Shouldnt the Private be N as well?
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yes it is normal. The A connection is better for closer ranges & is allot more stable
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by:wvumountie
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I understand it is better.  But I chose N. And it shows A.  I don't necessarily have a layout with a close range
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it sounds like either your NIC or your NIC driver needs to be updated to me.
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I tried it on 2 computers, one with an Intel 5100AGN and one with a Intel 5300AGN updated drivers, on windows 7 and windows xp.  Something doesnt seem right shot1 capture2
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Ah, one way to test this is to log into your access point or your wireless controller & set to allow only "Wireless N". Reboot the computer & let it automatically connect again & see if it changes to show wireless N. If it does, then you are in fine shape. Because, the NIC is smart enough to determine what is the best possible wireless connection for it. If a wireless A/N WLAN is within range, it will use the wireless A band over the N band snce the A connection is more stable. Once you get out of range of the A WLAN, it should automatically connetc to the N band.

Try that out & let us know what happens.
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