Gateway MX 6440 Laptop question...

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by chicagofan, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. chicagofan

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    .... if anyone still checks in. :)

    I'm wondering if a USB WIFI N adapter will work with this laptop? I have a new Netgear 3800 router which works great
    with everything but this 2.4/b/g laptop. What do I have to know or check... to be sure one of these would work?

    WPA2 is the security used in my router and people keep telling me that might be a problem, although it wasn't with my
    old Linksys router. I think it has to do with the new increased speeds, and this laptop is the weakest link, which
    gets dropped when traffic is busy? Am I wrong?

    Also, the router has a "Clear Channel" feature which switches the router channels when things get congested, and they
    advise that some slower devices might lose connections when that happens. I don't want to switch this off... if I can
    find any other solution.

    TIA... for any responses. :) I've already posted in the Netgear forum [yesterday] for advice.
    bj
     
    chicagofan, Aug 11, 2012
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