TP-Link TL-WDR3600 not broadcasting N signal

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  1. ntheo

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    I just got a TP-Link TL-WDR3600 router. After flashing it to the latest stock firmware and setting it as a AP (disabling DHCP) behind an ATT 2wire modem/router (disabling the wirelss on the 2wire)

    I've set the TP-Link TL-WDR3600 to only broadcast an n signal in the 2.4Ghz band and not in mix mode. On my laptop, it shows that the radio signal is g and I'm only getting g speed (~5MB/sec) for file transfers.

    I've tried rebooting the modem and also resetting it.

    What am I doing wrong or configuring incorrectly to not get the N signal?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    If you're getting 5MB/s of actual file transfers it means you are running 802.11n regardless of what your laptop is showing.
    802.11g can't go above 2.5MB/s.

    Just to make sure- check that you're using WPA2 Personal + AES as security.
     
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    Are you running it in 20 MHz (single channel) or 40 MHz (dual channel) mode?
     
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    @downloads,

    I was hoping 802.11n would be somewhat faster in the 10MB/sec range. Then again, there may just be more interference where I am living. I know that I can get 40-60MB/sec when I hard wire my laptop to the Gigabit ethernet. I may have to hardwire it in the near future.

    @ WackyT,
    I have it set at 40MHz.
    I have
     
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    10MB/s is possible on 2.4GHz if you're lucky, have a good router and a good wireless card, no interference and so on.
    Realistically 5/7MB/s is more like it.

    Anyway- anything above 2.5MB/s has to be "n" so you're running it already.
     
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