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Author Topic: Bridge with a linksys E4200 5ghz network?  (Read 3185 times)

networkfordummies

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Bridge with a linksys E4200 5ghz network?
« on: November 16, 2011, 08:45:37 AM »

I Recently purchased the DAP1522 to use as an entertainment bridge for my xbox 360, BR player and dish network reciever  I also upgraded my router a WRT5GS running tomato to a Linksys E4200 going from G to N while i had my Xbox and BR connected wirelessly I didn't have the Dish receiver hooked up so i thought by using the DAP i would be upgrading my network and connecting my Dish receiver no brainer right and everything works so far
But here's the question with all the hype of the benefits of the 5ghz channel , well it's not hype it certainly makes sense but from what I see the products have to be compatible shouldn't what I'm connecting be compatible they say your gaming console specifically and streaming movies i would think
so what i'm asking is does anybody have any confiquration tips I read somewhere that with an E3200 router they had to set the 5ghz channel to like 37 for the DAP to see that channel its all getting a litlle overwhelming here's whats in the house A Mac Power PC pre Intel using a Asus NB13 USB 2.4ghz its the only thing i could find with speeds over 100Mbps A windows 7 machine hardwired gig connection another windows 7 pc downstairs hardwired a netbook with a wireless connection and lastly a DECT 6.0 phone system who knows what interference these produce
So if anybody can please share some thoughts or have some good advise I'd appreciate it
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Re: Bridge with a linksys E4200 5ghz network?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 09:13:56 AM »

5Ghz is a good band however not a lot of devices support the 5Ghz band right now.
A draw back of the 5Ghz band is that is best used in line of sight with out any walls, door and floors to attenuate the signal due to the high frequency. Yes it work ok thru walls, however streaming and gaming can be effected by these obstacles. I currently have a router set up for 5Ghz single mode N as an AP for an xbox that has a 5Ghz adapter installed down stairs. It works pretty good. The major consideration to 5Ghz is what devices support it right now.
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