Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity

Last Reviewed: 07-Apr-2017
Article ID: 000005544

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

Below are the default settings for Intel® wireless adapters supporting 802.11n. You can find the recommended settings 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 cannot exceed 54 Mbps when you configure WEP or TKIP encryption.

If you still aren't getting the expected performance from your wireless products, you can set your wireless router to use channel bonding (40 MHz). Channel bonding is also known as mixed mode. Implementing channel bonding on the wireless router allows it to use two channels at the same time. For help, 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?

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