n wireless showing as 54mbps

  pookie 20:41 28 Apr 2010


windows xp sp3 with all updates on.

I have internet through talktalk. I have a new wireless n belkin modem router and n wireless adaptor. firmware and drivers are up to date.

At bottom right of screen near the clock the wirelss screen icon shows as 54mbps rather than the 150 or 300 mbps it should read as. within the settings of the modem the g and also n settings are enabled.

any ideas as to why it on 54mbps?

many thanks


  mgmcc 21:31 28 Apr 2010

Does the router give you the option of selecting "n only" and if so, can the adapter still connect?

Also, what type of encryption are you using? Ideally, try to set WPA2 with AES.

  pookie 22:12 28 Apr 2010

hi - it doesn't give option on 'n' only. Security is wpa2 with tkip+aes

  mgmcc 22:23 28 Apr 2010

OK, try playing about with the security settings:




...specifying the encryption as either TKIP or AES, rather than allowing both.

  Rayle 11:55 29 Apr 2010

Are you on the right tariff for "N" click here

  mgmcc 14:17 29 Apr 2010

...erm, what has the "tariff" got to with anything?

802.11n is a wireless networking protocol used to connect a computer's Wireless Network Adapter to a Router. The router doesn't need to be connected to the internet for PC and router to communicate properly, so anything related to the ISP is immaterial.

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