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What are the Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity?

Note Update your adapter and wireless router software. Use the Intel® Driver Update Utility wireless tool to update your Intel drivers.

These are the default settings for Intel wireless adapters supporting 802.11n. These recommended settings can be found under the Advanced menu on Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software. Learn how to access and configure advanced Wi-Fi adapter settings.

Property Value
802.11n channel width for band 2.4 Auto (not in 20 MHz only)
802.11n channel width for band 5.2 Auto (not in 20 MHz only)
802.11n mode Enabled
Fat channel intolerant Disabled
Roaming aggressiveness Medium (or less)
Throughput enhancement Disabled
Transmit power Highest
Wireless mode 802.11a/b/g
HT mode VHT mode

On the wireless router check the following options:

Property Value
Auto channel scan Enable
802.11 mode Use 802.11n only
Channel width 40 MHz
Note WEP and WPA-TKIP are not compatible with 802.11n.
Data rate will not exceed 54 Mbps when WEP or TKIP encryption is configured.

If you are still not getting the expected performance from your wireless products, you can set your wireless router to use channel bonding (40 MHz). Implementing channel bonding on the wireless router allows the router to use two channels at the same time. Channel bonding is also known as mixed mode. For assistance with this setting, contact the router manufacturer.

Related topics
What are the different Wi-Fi protocols and data rates?
How do I improve my 802.11n wireless performance?
What are the Advanced Wi-Fi Adapter Settings?


Intel Knowledge Base Article Disclaimer

Operating System:

Windows Vista*, Windows 7*, Windows XP*, Windows 8*, Windows 8, 32-bit*, Windows 8, 64-bit*, Windows 8.1*, Windows 8.1, 32-bit*, Windows 8.1, 64-bit*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-030709
Last Modified: 21-May-2015
Date Created: 23-Jul-2009
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