1. Sajan Parikh's Avatar
    After adding a second wireless radio to my home network, I now have two WIFI SSID's being broadcasted. One solely 802.11G 2.4GHz and another solely 802.11N 5.8GHz.

    I was sad to find out that my Xbox 360's and iPhones (not mine) could not connect to wireless N when broadcasting at 5.8GHz.

    It turns out, the only thing I owned that can connect to 5.8GHz was my Samsung Chromebook.

    Anyone know if the 9900 will support N on 5.8GHz?
    07-26-11 10:57 PM
  2. dooks's Avatar
    A quick google returned results stating that the radio could do 5GHz.
    07-26-11 11:04 PM
  3. Sajan Parikh's Avatar
    A quick google returned results stating that the radio could do 5GHz.
    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...ry+9900+5.8ghz

    Any particular link, if you wouldn't mind. I couldn't come up with anything.

    This really isn't that big of an issue to me, not a deal breaker. Definitely getting this phone, was just curious. Especially when I found the iPhone 4 was not compatible.
    07-26-11 11:07 PM
  4. olblueyez's Avatar
    Can your phone run wireless A?

    I have a network that only broadcasts at 5.8 since the 2.4 band is too crowded and my 9000 connects.

    Yes the 2.4 radio in my Netgear 3700 is turned off. Only a and n are running at 5.8.
    07-26-11 11:34 PM
  5. bighap's Avatar
    07-26-11 11:35 PM
  6. Sajan Parikh's Avatar
    Perfect. Thanks for that. Must've missed it the first time I read it a while ago.

    To anyone reading, the 9900/9930 will support 802.11 a/n at 5.8GHz.
    07-26-11 11:37 PM
  7. Sajan Parikh's Avatar
    Can your phone run wireless A?

    I have a network that only broadcasts at 5.8 since the 2.4 band is too crowded and my 9000 connects.

    Yes the 2.4 radio in my Netgear 3700 is turned off. Only a and n are running at 5.8.
    Is all your other stuff able to connect? If I understand correctly, the ONLY frequency you're broadcasting is 5.8GHz. I couldn't even get the Xbox 360 to connect at 5.8GHz. Can't imagine ALL of your devices work at 5.8GHz...unless I'm missing something.
    07-26-11 11:41 PM
  8. olblueyez's Avatar
    I think I figured it out.

    Yes, everything in my home works at 5.8 including my 9000.

    Usually a 5.8 router will broadcast 5.8 on A/N.

    2.4 typically uses B/G or B/G/N.

    Your 9700 uses B/G since Wireless G was most popular when it came out.

    My 9000 runs A only so it will connect at 5.8 but A is much slower than N or A/N.

    Wireless A died out along time ago but Wifi on phones was kinda new when the 9000 came out and so I guess A was all they could do.

    I wouldn't worry about the 99XX, it will go 5.8 for sure.
    Last edited by olblueyez; 07-27-11 at 12:03 AM.
    07-26-11 11:53 PM
  9. dooks's Avatar
    blackberry 9900 5.8ghz - Google Search

    Any particular link, if you wouldn't mind. I couldn't come up with anything.

    This really isn't that big of an issue to me, not a deal breaker. Definitely getting this phone, was just curious. Especially when I found the iPhone 4 was not compatible.
    Sorry, I didn't specify 5.8GHz in my search, just 5GHz. I think it's common to just call it the 5Ghz band, where 5.8 covers a couple of channels. Take a look at this wikipedia article: U-NII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    (I'm pretty excited about this phone too)

    07-27-11 12:13 AM
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