just got new netgear router n600 dual mode, question

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by KOS, May 18, 2011.

  1. KOS

    KOS Guest

    I just got a new netgear dual mode n600.
    I have it hooked up to my old desktop and then i hook up wirelssly
    with laptop

    I use cable modem for internet

    Question. on the router the 2.4ghz light (yellow) flashes
    intermittantly).... but the blue 5ghz stays solid.... why is this? I
    checked my laptop and it has a Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG- which is
    dual mode.. should nt the blue light for 5ghz be flashing??

    Is there a way for me to test to see if the 5ghz is being utilized?
    KOS, May 18, 2011
    1. Advertisements

  2. KOS

    Paul Guest

    You didn't state a model number for the Netgear.

    You could start, by finding a review for it. This site reviews stuff like that.


    "Pay no attention to the "N600" in the revamped product name.

    That's just NETGEAR's way of fooling folks who don't know better
    into thinking they are getting a faster router than ones with
    "300" or "450" in their names. (No, Virginia, you can't get your
    dual-band client to show a 600 Mbps link rate no matter what you do.)"

    Paul, May 19, 2011
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.