how to enable 802.11n protocol on Ubuntu 20.10 (HP elitebook 8460p)

Asked by robert on 2021-04-08

I just switched to a new router (Netgear C7000v2)) and now I can only run wifi on b/g protocols and my speed is suffering bigtime. I used 802.11n on my old router with the same laptop and my speeds were much better, so I know my laptop (HP elitebook 8460p) is capable of b/g/n speeds.

I've tried going to Advanced Network Connection and where it says to choose a band, only b/g are available under the 2.4 Gz band. why isn't b/g/n available?

How do I enable or activate 802.11n protocol?

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #1

According to Netgear your modem has 802,11n on it.
https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/networking/CableModems/C7000.pdf
Since your are using the same laptop with nothing changed.
I would contact Netgear support. https://community.netgear.com/t5/English/ct-p/English
https://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/C7000v2/C7000v2_QSG_EN.pdf

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask robert for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.