View Full Version : True 802.11n support?

12-08-2010, 03:22 PM
When I recently purchased my G53J, it was sold as having 802.11n support. When I got it home, I discovered that the wireless network card is actually an Atheros AR9285, which does not truly support 802.11n, and can only handle the 2.4GHz signal range. We need to use the 5GHz range due to interference within our home. Is there any kind of driver update or anything out there to help with this? I've been digging around, and there are some that claim they solve the issue, but they're not from sites I trust to download. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

12-08-2010, 03:58 PM
I spoke to ASUS tech support, they're providing a driver update link.

12-08-2010, 05:04 PM
Driver update didn't help. ASUS support told me I had to contact Newegg, but Newegg can't do anything for it. Trying to contact ASUS support again.

12-08-2010, 05:33 PM
Just got an update from ASUS support. They have to elevate to a higher level. They recognize that the card is not true 802.11n, and cannot connect to a 5GHz router, but the tech couldn't do anything else to help. Waiting on management to contact me back.

12-09-2010, 04:25 AM
Are you trying to connect to a secured network?
and can you view the wireless network but not successfully connect?

On a side note an advertised 802.11N adapter does not require 5GHz operation
802.11N added multiple-input multiple-output antennas (MIMO) support, some adapters offer support operation on only 2.4GHz or 5GHz or both

The Atheros Specifications only show support for the 2.4Ghz Frequency Band the AR9285
Your can review some more detailed specifications available at the link below

12-10-2010, 12:54 AM
There is an option to pick B/G or N auto mode or forced B/G if you specifically do not want 802.11n. Leave it at auto.
your security needs to be set to WPA2 and AES for 802.11n to work.

04-26-2011, 10:02 PM
Hi , what can I do if my G73SW with AR9285 is connecting only at 65 mbs, not 150 at it should do ? .

04-26-2011, 11:02 PM
does your router support N?

04-27-2011, 05:19 AM
yes it does

04-28-2011, 05:38 AM
Unfortunately, the only way to boost the connection rate if interference is a problem is to either move the PC closer to the router, or buy a repeater.

04-29-2011, 05:24 AM
the distance is not a problem, i'm using pc very close tot the router. i'm thinking that maybe is something else.