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Title: Older laptops do not connect with wifi
Post by: Bas on July 05, 2013, 08:00:55 AM
Last week I installed the DIR-857 with the original (automatic, DHCP, etc) settings.
It is connected to the internet via a Genexis hybrid Live! Titanium modem.
The internet connection is a 50/50Mbs fiber connection.

To test, I connected a Dell XPS-M1530 laptop temporarily direct to the fiber modem: speedtest: 49/48Mbs. So all oké with the modem.

As the DIR-857 connection to the internet was not stable, I upgraded the software from 1.00 to 1.04.
That helped a lot.

The 2.4Ghz wireless of the DIR-857 connected well with my Dell XPS-M1530 and Dell Insprion 15R SE laptops; throughput also oké (~45Mbs).
However, some unsolved problems:
1. I could not get a 2.4Ghz wireless connection up and running with my older Dell D600 lattitude laptop, neither with the Fuijtsu S-series lifebook (which has 802.11g).
Both do not connect while they do with my old DSL Thompson router.
I really need to connect those laptops.
What is wrong with the routers Wifi?
(I fear that mobiles and I-pad won't connect either)

2. The ethernet stays at 10Mbs.
Even with only a 1 meter CAT5e connection to only the Inspiron 15R SE, it stays at 10Mbs.
How do I get this running at 100Mbs?

I'm in The Netherlands.

Thank you already,
Title: Re: Older laptops do not connect with wifi
Post by: FurryNutz on July 05, 2013, 12:25:00 PM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=41537.0)

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations

Wireless Configurations
Links>Wireless Installation Considerations (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48327.0) and Managing Signal Congestion (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=53228.0)