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  1. rickgainsmith's Avatar
    Yes I have searched for the answer, I cant find an answer.

    I cant connect anything higher than 802.11g.

    Netgear access point is n.
    Netgear usb connected to Cisco router / modem is n.
    Security is WPA2 Personal

    I have a 100Mbs internet connection, Playbook tops out at 12Mbs.

    Any suggestions?

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    07-21-11 06:07 AM
  2. MaxxJag's Avatar
    Yes I have searched for the answer, I cant find an answer.

    I cant connect anything higher than 802.11g.

    Netgear access point is n.
    Netgear usb connected to Cisco router / modem is n.
    Security is WPA2 Personal

    I have a 100Mbs internet connection, Playbook tops out at 12Mbs.

    Any suggestions?

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    Haven't gotten it to work at work and we also have N.
    Read something about allowing EAP only with WPA2 Personal.

    KB26522-BlackBerry PlayBook does not connect to 802.11n Wi-Fi network configured to allow TKIP

    Using that I was able to get the desktops running at 300mbps but my playbook still says G running at 11mbps.
    07-21-11 06:47 AM
  3. goros's Avatar
    i have all gigabit hardwire in my house with a cisco n wireless router and have no issue.
    i've connected to it without issue since day 1, and when i went to speedtest.net i got almost the same results i get on a laptop.
    when you say you have a 100mbps connection, are you talking 10/100 backbone in your house? or a 100mb connection to the web itself (costing you like $300/mo?)
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    07-21-11 07:18 AM
  4. rickgainsmith's Avatar
    I've tried everything. May have to settle for 11mbps until another update.
    07-21-11 07:18 AM
  5. rickgainsmith's Avatar
    i have all gigabit hardwire in my house with a cisco n wireless router and have no issue.
    i've connected to it without issue since day 1, and when i went to speedtest.net i got almost the same results i get on a laptop.
    when you say you have a 100mbps connection, are you talking 10/100 backbone in your house? or a 100mb connection to the web itself (costing you like $300/mo?)
    They advertise it as 100, but I just did a speedtest then and its 41.04Mbps.

    Its Telstra Cable Ultimate Plan.

    What security settings are you using?
    07-21-11 07:26 AM
  6. immyb's Avatar
    I am connected at 11Mbps g, can't get N to work.....
    07-21-11 07:34 AM
  7. kbz1960's Avatar
    Do you have other g devices connected along with the playbook?
    07-21-11 07:52 AM
  8. Dr.Deebs's Avatar
    Unless you have other devices that require b/g - set your router to broadcast only wireless N.
    07-21-11 07:54 AM
  9. immyb's Avatar
    Unless you have other devices that require b/g - set your router to broadcast only wireless N.
    Does that force the PB to connect at N?
    07-21-11 07:59 AM
  10. rickgainsmith's Avatar
    It doesn't have a n only option. I have iPad's, iTouch, 9700's, and obviously the PB.

    Option are
    11b
    11bg
    11ng

    Model WN802T V2


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    Last edited by Rgainsmi; 07-21-11 at 08:11 AM.
    07-21-11 08:03 AM
  11. immyb's Avatar
    Well I have forced N and it now connects at 24Mbps g :s
    07-21-11 08:10 AM
  12. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem. Since the OS upgrade, I can only connect at A. Very odd... Will have to put a call in to Tech Support.
    07-21-11 08:34 AM
  13. rickgainsmith's Avatar
    Managed to get a 17.63Mbps speedtest result out of a 11Mbps Wireless connection? Weird. Still on g.

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    07-21-11 08:37 AM
  14. slingxshot's Avatar
    Get the POS level 3 tech support and tell them about this bug. The product is advertised as 802.11n compatible, with this update this is a lie. I always was able to run 802.11n and download 400meg files within few mins, it took me an hour to download something yesterday, which otherwise would have taken minutes.

    I am calling tech support tonight and telling them this crap.
    What is pissing me of, is that I set my router to force 802.11n and it still connects at g. I don't know what is going on, but obviously developers and QA only have access to 802.11g routers, otherwise they would have noticed this.

    This is really frustrating me. Are they trying to slowly kill playbook?
    07-21-11 08:43 AM
  15. kbz1960's Avatar
    Depending on the router if you have g devices connected they will drag everything else down to g speed.
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    07-21-11 09:04 AM
  16. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    Managed to get a 17.63Mbps speedtest result out of a 11Mbps Wireless connection? Weird. Still on g.

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    I'm getting 5-6Mbps now. I was flying at "n" speeds prior to the OS update. Crazy.
    07-21-11 10:28 AM
  17. slingxshot's Avatar
    did anyone try a full OS reload and see if that resolves it?
    07-21-11 11:10 AM
  18. kbz1960's Avatar
    You will only get as fast as your internet connection is. As for your personal network the speeds should much faster.
    07-21-11 11:18 AM
  19. cocothehouseboy's Avatar
    I have noticed the same issue. PB is connected at 11 Mbps g, even though my router is set to n only.

    no g devices on the network, security is set to WPA2/AES.
    Router is the Linksys E1000, with dd-wrt firmware.

    I was hoping for a faster connection,which is why I replaced the router 2 weeks ago.
    07-21-11 06:51 PM
  20. thame555's Avatar
    I have also noticed a slow down. My home router is a dual bank Linksys WRT610. Set up 5Ghz band as N only. PB connects on A band at 24Mbps. My other 5Ghz wifi enabled devices have no problem locking on at over 300Mbps so i know it is not the network.

    Any suggestions?
    07-22-11 03:27 AM
  21. rickgainsmith's Avatar
    Just so everyone knows how to check
    Settings
    Wi Fi
    Left Bottom Button (Signal Icon with ?)
    Drop Down List to Wi Fi Information
    Scoll Down.

    Connection Data Rate:
    Network Type:

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    07-22-11 04:01 AM
  22. rickgainsmith's Avatar
    iPad 20.21 / 2.26
    PB 9.66 / 2.29

    Same access point, same location.

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    07-22-11 04:46 AM
  23. lcooksey's Avatar
    Hmm, interesting. I'm connected to my router in the 5Ghz band, and this is the PlayBook shows
    Connection Data Rate: 24 Mbps
    Network Type: 802.11a (not n)

    My router, a Linksys E3000, says in the DHCP list that the PlayBook is using Wireless-N.

    Speedtest.net showed a download speed of 25.51Mbps on my PlayBook. Running the same test on my laptop (which both it and the router say is connected using N) gave a download speed of 29.28 Mbps.
    07-22-11 07:58 AM
  24. kbz1960's Avatar
    Sounds like the playbook is just reporting the wrong info.
    07-22-11 08:07 AM
  25. immyb's Avatar
    Well I am connected at 24Mbps 802.11g and my Dlink is forced to N.
    When I do a speedtest on the PB I manage 15-18Mbps but from other wifi devices connected at N I get 50Mbps which is my cable limit.
    Something tells me the PB is not connecting with N
    07-22-11 11:54 AM
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