Wrong, and sure you mean to be rude because you don't like learning that you spent money on a new router that didn't gain you squat in regards to having a faster internet connection with an "n" connection over b/g with your one and only wireless device.
A little research on your part will set you free from disagreeing with me and two others in this thread over something you obviously know nothing about.
HOW DO I MAKE SURE THAT MY iPAD IS CONNECTING TO MY ROUTER USING n and not b/g. If the iPad iOS doesn't indicate this then just say so instead of getting off on to things I didn't ask about.
The iOS does not indicate this. Set your router to 'n' only and then you'll know.
Maybe this will help... http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199
Also, I doubt your getting "DSL" speeds of 40Mbps... DSL is a relatively slow broadband technology that usually maxes out at about 3Mbps. Are you sure your broadband connection is DSL and not fiber or cable?
On your router change the settings as per page 12 of the user guide of your router so that the network mode is set to Wireless-N-Only on both 5Ghz and 2.4 Ghz settings
Here is the link to the manual http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads/userguide/E4200_V10_UG_NC.pdf
It isn't full on DSL. It is Fusion something or other that my ISP is rolling out in California (sonic.net.) and that is the speed you get with it. They are trying to get away with having to buy internet access from AT&T which is getting harder and harder for them to work with.
As for the n speed. Sorry I disagree. I don't know if I am getting the full of n speed but the iPad is working on downloads and stuff faster and I am getting better signal strength in my house. It is a shame that if you can't answer my simple question that you just can't say so. I never once asked about internet speed or anything else. I asked how do I tell and make sure that my iPad 2 is connecting to my router using n and not b/g. Simple question that you had to blow in to a big who-ha simply because you didn't know the answer or you like to show off by turning mole hill questions in to mountain questions.
Are you responding to me like that after giving me the correct answer? Are you not capable of responding to the appropriate post using the appropriate reply button?
I asked how do I tell and make sure that my iPad 2 is connecting to my router using n and not b/g. Simple question that you had to blow in to a big who-ha simply because you didn't know the answer or you like to show off by turning mole hill questions in to mountain questions.
I did answer your question in the first sentence of my post but will refrain from anymore since you seem to be incapable of having a reasonable conversation.
Mice On Rollerskates wrote:
It is Fusion something or other that my ISP is rolling out in California (sonic.net.) and that is the speed you get with it.
They are selling you 40 Mbps, but I doubt you are getting that. The 40 rate represents an aggregate throughput across two separate lines.That means that your Mac can download at 20 and your iPad can download at 20 at the same time - theoretically. For any testing you do, you should consider 20 Mbps to be the maximum you will ever see. 802.11g is faster than that.
I too want to know if it is possible to tell whether the iPad is using N or G. Saw the answer earlier in this thread that there is no way to tell on the iPad BUT nobody answered whether there was an app that would tell you. My interest has nothing what-so-ever to do with the speed of my ADSL line but a whole lot to do with speed copying photos off via wireless instead of USB and the possible convenience of doing it this way. I have read that if there is a choice of speeds the iPad selects the faster but I would like to be sure. Too many times I have seen that what should work often doesn't. I changed my wap to a G/N model and I think I might put my old G only back on a different SSID. Then change the later model to N only. Then I will know for sure.
If N has a theoretical speed of up to 300mbs I want to know I can use this. If I have a wap with N I also make sure that my network ports are 1gbs so getting the fastest transfer rates possible.
Today I discovered how. At least for my home network, and my particular router. But it may be valid for others.
My router is a Linksys WRT160N.
Enter the router's (usually at 192.168.1.1 for Linksys and 192.168.0.1 for others) GUI.
Go to Status->Local Network. Clic on the DHCP Client Table. (Other routers will have a different place for it, but they will have a DHCP Client table):
In my case it has 6 columns:
Client Name Interface IP Address MAC Address Expires Time
the sixth being a column with Delete buttons in each row.
Again, in my case, under Interface, I get Wireless-G for my 3rd Gen iPod Touch and Wireless for my iPad 2.