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Technerd1000

join:2012-07-16

Sagemcom F@st 1704 with Netgear N750 Router Settings

I was having issues with wifi coverage and wifi speeds with Windstreams router Sagecom F@st 1704. So after researching routers, I decided to purchase a Netgear N750 (WNDR4000). Due to its speed and wide coverage. After following all the setup instructions and connecting some devices I noticed that the coverage is the same as what I had already and the speeds were actually slower than what I had before. I am sure its operator error. I am not that Tech savvy as I wish I should be.
Now my question: What settings, if any, need to be changed in the windstream router and the netgear router to make the Netgear router fast and cover more area? I have disabled wireless settings in the windstream router. I have 12 mbps service (supposed to anyways). Thanks for any and all help as I want a great wireless service.

wheelbarrow

join:2010-01-06
USA
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Windstream
If you have wireless N devices only, then use a pure wireless N setting on the Netgear. Mixed networks can only run as fast as the oldest device, such as wireless B or G.

Be sure you have the latest firmware for the Netgear installed.

Microsoft also has a list of 10 suggestions: »www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/w···9ezd1Xk2

Technerd1000

join:2012-07-16
Awesome, after I login how do I change the netgear settings to N only?

wheelbarrow

join:2010-01-06
USA
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Windstream
Go into the wireless settings, and change the "Mode" to the highest available for both the 2.4 GHz network and the 5 GHz network.

From the manual for your router: "Up to 150 Mbps is the default and allows 802.11n and 802.11g wireless devices to join the network. G & B supports up to 54 Mbps. Up to 65 Mbps supports up to 65 Mbps."

If you want more detail, go to pages 30 and 31 of the WNDR4000 manual: »www.downloads.netgear.com/files/···ar11.pdf