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  1. vincentnyc's Avatar
    I currently have a wireless linksys b router. And it is giving me internet connection problem. It is about 6 yrs old. I want to get a new wireless router. Will the 9700 works with a linksys N router? Or it only works with a b or g router?

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    01-08-10 11:33 AM
  2. noaim's Avatar
    the wireless n router should support g
    01-08-10 11:35 AM
  3. sonicjai's Avatar
    Yes the 9700 should connect to the N router because as noaim said, the router should also be able to connect to G and B series devices as well.
    01-08-10 12:24 PM
  4. TheComebackKidd's Avatar
    Getting an N router for JUST your phone is pointless since the 9700 does not support wireless N. Spend less and get a B/G router
    01-08-10 12:31 PM
  5. TheComebackKidd's Avatar
    Yes the 9700 should connect to the N router because as noaim said, the router should also be able to connect to G and B series devices as well.
    this is worded incorrectly. Wirelss N routers BROADCAST wireless B/G signals as well

    You could go all out and get a Dual Band router that will broadcast both N and B/G at the same time. Mmmmm!
    01-08-10 12:32 PM
  6. 3CISSBB's Avatar
    I currently have a wireless linksys b router. And it is giving me internet connection problem. It is about 6 yrs old. I want to get a new wireless router. Will the 9700 works with a linksys N router? Or it only works with a b or g router?

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    You can connect your BB to an N router, but it's widely known that N routers have issues with Blackberries. You can see the UMA guide in my sig for help setting it up, but please know ahead of time that N routers DO have issues with Blackberries.

    Don't let anyone try and tell you they don't. I have 15+ years working with wired/wireless networks and BB's.
    01-08-10 12:41 PM
  7. se1000's Avatar
    this is worded incorrectly. Wirelss N routers BROADCAST wireless B/G signals as well

    You could go all out and get a Dual Band router that will broadcast both N and B/G at the same time. Mmmmm!
    Actually, your post is mis-worded.

    802.11n is an admendment to the 802.11 standard to provide higher throughput. This can be applied to either 802.11a or 802.11b/g networks. If on a 802.11b/g/n network, G devices should (in theory) behave normally.

    You cannot have a N only network from a hardware standpoint.

    3CISSBB - Not all N routers have issues with BB Wi-Fi and/or UMA. I currently use a DIR-655 router with the 40mhz channel width enabled and have no issues with my 9700. WiFi/UMA is steady and I've been on conference calls that lasted quite a while, and I finally got disconnected due to the 4hr call limit on t-mobile's network.
    Last edited by se1000; 01-08-10 at 01:04 PM.
    01-08-10 12:57 PM
  8. TheComebackKidd's Avatar
    Actually, your post is mis-worded.

    802.11n is an admendment to the 802.11 standard to provide higher throughput. This can be applied to either 802.11a or 802.11b/g networks. If on a 802.11b/g/n network, G devices should (in theory) behave normally.

    3CISSBB - Not all N routers have issues with BB Wi-Fi and/or UMA. I currently use a DIR-655 router with the 40mhz channel width enabled and have no issues with my 9700. WiFi/UMA is steady and I've been on conference calls that lasted quite a while, and I finally got disconnected due to the 4hr call limit on t-mobile's network.
    From my experience with my single band N router, because it can only broadcast 1 signal at a time, you can specify what type of signal to broadcast. N/G/B/Mixed. So I'm not wrong in saying an N router will broadcast a G signal because you are given the option to specify.
    01-08-10 01:02 PM
  9. se1000's Avatar
    From my experience with my single band N router, because it can only broadcast 1 signal at a time, you can specify what type of signal to broadcast. N/G/B/Mixed. So I'm not wrong in saying an N router will broadcast a G signal because you are given the option to specify.
    802.11N, is not a different signal than 802.11G. It is simply 802.11G MIMO.
    01-08-10 01:15 PM
  10. Bezansonn's Avatar
    I have that same router, and mine works perfect!
    01-08-10 01:18 PM
  11. bold007's Avatar
    Mine is connected. No problem. Linsys at home and Time Capsule at work. Both are "N".

    Bold007
    01-08-10 01:26 PM
  12. Cautious's Avatar
    I have a 160 N router. I had no problems with UMA on my 8900 and now 9700 works perfectly.
    01-08-10 01:26 PM
  13. vincentnyc's Avatar
    01-08-10 09:27 PM
  14. vincentnyc's Avatar
    You can connect your BB to an N router, but it's widely known that N routers have issues with Blackberries. You can see the UMA guide in my sig for help setting it up, but please know ahead of time that N routers DO have issues with Blackberries.

    Don't let anyone try and tell you they don't. I have 15+ years working with wired/wireless networks and BB's.
    so what router do u have? links would be great. thx.
    01-08-10 09:29 PM
  15. joe.kent's Avatar
    You could go all out and get a Dual Band router that will broadcast both N and B/G at the same time. Mmmmm!
    This is probably the best idea, if you can afford it. You can set it up to broadcast B/G to your wireless devices and such (cell phones/playstaion 3), and save the N for computers etc...
    01-08-10 09:34 PM
  16. SLVR6's Avatar
    I have a linksys WRT160 rangemax router ($32 on ebay shipped for a refurb!) And it works great. Used it just fine with my 8320 on UMA and it works fine with my 9700 and my wifes iPhone. Enjoy!

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    01-08-10 09:35 PM
  17. GG1's Avatar
    Using a linksys N router with my 9700 with no issues at all.

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    01-08-10 09:39 PM
  18. doxa sub750T's Avatar
    Buffalo N router at the office, SSID non broadcast with MAC filtering: No problem with BB 8320, 8900 and 9700.

    Same goes for at my home Linksys WRT b/g non broadcast no MAC filtering.

    The bottom line is that I do not see why Linksys N router will not work with BB 9700.
    01-08-10 09:44 PM
  19. CatAlex's Avatar
    I have an N at home and it works just fine with my 9700.
    01-08-10 09:47 PM
  20. pounder001's Avatar
    Real happy w/my Linksys/Cisco Wireless-N Home Router WRT120N, that I bought on eBay

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    01-08-10 09:58 PM
  21. se1000's Avatar
    This is probably the best idea, if you can afford it. You can set it up to broadcast B/G to your wireless devices and such (cell phones/playstaion 3), and save the N for computers etc...
    Good luck finding one of those. That's like a dual-G router....... oh yeah they have a name for that, 802.11N.
    01-09-10 01:20 AM
  22. CGannon's Avatar
    I've posted this in another thread but I'm wondering if anyone here has encountered similar issues.

    I have the 8900 Curve and when I'm at home and I make or receive a call while the BB is in UMA mode, it knocks all the other computers offline so I can't access the internet, and I have to restart my router after the call.

    I can't disable wifi mode because I get zero cell signal strength in my apartment. UMA is the only way to make decent calls when I'm at home.

    It's a Belkin Wireless-N that's broadcasting in B & G mode. I've turned of QoS. and I've changed the channel a few times (in case there was too much traffic.) My ISP is Verizon DSL in NYC and speed test is showing 1.5Mbps down/.11Mbs up on dsl.

    Any thoughts on what to do or how to resolve this?

    TIA!
    02-08-10 09:43 AM
  23. anon(2850848)'s Avatar
    My Linksys WRT 160 N works just fine with my Bold 9700.

    It's configured in Mixed network mode, which means it will broadcast in B, G and N bands. You can configure it for N only, but that will break compatibility with your Blackberry.
    02-08-10 11:45 AM
  24. se1000's Avatar
    UMA should only need about 30-35kbps of upstream bandwidth but that is about 1/3 of what you have so that might be the issue. Is the firmware up-to-date on the router?
    02-08-10 01:24 PM
  25. CGannon's Avatar
    Yeah, it's the latest firmware they offered. About 2 yrs old.
    02-08-10 03:05 PM
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