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Old February 24, 2013, 05:55 PM
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Hey everyone. I was wandering around Costco today and decided to try a new router. My old one is a DIR-615, which I have no problems with, but my xbox 360 is up a floor and on the opposite side of the house and occasionally looses connection with netflix. I grabbed a e4500v2 and have now set it up with no issue (very easy).

When setting it up I realized I had very little knowledge on the actual settings in a router, so I thought I would pose a few questions:

1. Do you use 20 or 40mhz on your own routers?
2. Mine defaulted to mixed mode on both 2.4 and 5ghz bands with WPA/WPA2 selected. When I tried to deselect mixed mode it said I would need to change from WPA/WPA2 to something else to do so. Do you run mixed mode? Is there any performance to gain by being in N, vice mixed?
3. Do you use WPA, or a different standard?

FYI I believe everything in my house is 2.4ghz. 2xiphone 4, and 1 laptop, except my xbox 360 (which has a dual band antenna). Desktop is wired.
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