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    Default The Good and Bad of a Dual Band Router

    I guess you have to take the good with the bad in setting the WIFI router to G only. It has stopped my spotty WIFI connection, but at the same time it is defeating the purpose of having a dual band router. My old router was G only and whenever I would use the microwave, it would disrupt the router rendering it useless until the microwave was finished. When I got my dual band router and had it set to both G and N it would prevent that from happening, but at the same time it caused spotty WIFI on my EVO LTE. I now have it set to G only and have not had the constant dropping off, but now the microwave problem is back. I guess I can live with it since the microwave isn't always on, but it is still an annoyance.

    Anyone else experiencing similar issues?
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    To add to that, when I use my home cordless phone and I am close to my EVO LTE, it also bumps off my WIFI as well. This is when I have it set to G only. So, when set to G only Microwave and Cordless phone knock off my WIFI. If it is set to G and N it never gets knocked off completely but it is very very spotty.
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    Default Re: The Good and Bad of a Dual Band Router

    Reminds me of this XKCD comic.

    On a serious note, it may take HTC another round or two of bugfixes to account for all of the different wifi radio and router combinations to get everyone to play nicely in the sandbox together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbp08tls View Post
    Reminds me of this XKCD comic.

    On a serious note, it may take HTC another round or two of bugfixes to account for all of the different wifi radio and router combinations to get everyone to play nicely in the sandbox together.
    Yeah, and the hard part about that is (I suspect) Half the problem is in Google code, and the other half is in Atheros binary blob. So HTC is held captive here.

    FTR: to the OP: I've never had my microwave interfere with my HOX. Even standing right beside it.

    You may have a leak in the Microwave. And your wife probably is sick of it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNeil View Post
    I guess you have to take the good with the bad in setting the WIFI router to G only. It has stopped my spotty WIFI connection, but at the same time it is defeating the purpose of having a dual band router. My old router was G only and whenever I would use the microwave, it would disrupt the router rendering it useless until the microwave was finished. When I got my dual band router and had it set to both G and N it would prevent that from happening, but at the same time it caused spotty WIFI on my EVO LTE. I now have it set to G only and have not had the constant dropping off, but now the microwave problem is back. I guess I can live with it since the microwave isn't always on, but it is still an annoyance.

    Anyone else experiencing similar issues?
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    Wow....what kind of router are you using. I have an Amped Wireless router and it plays nice with the EVO LTE and the microwave in dual band mode. I highly recommend them! I wouldn't put up with that but I wouldn't blame the phone either.
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    I have a netgear 600 dual band and have no problems

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    I have a D-Link Dir-655 that I have to set at G only.In my case the phone actually reboots and creates an abnormal reset error message which I send off to HTC.
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    I have a net gear n900 dual band and have my phone using N at 5Ghz with no problems.. With either mine or my wife's HTC E4GLTE
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    I use netgear WNR2000 dual band router and it works like a charm

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    I use Netgear 5G N Mode cause I get LTE
    Speed of 15mbps
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    I have a WRT400N, which is one of the few Linksys all-Atheros designs. No problems with N, G, 2.4Ghz, or 5Ghz. Maybe the fact that the Atheros made both WiFi radios helps.
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    I was using an older Linksys G router. My Evo would often drop WIFI and reconnect after a few seconds. It tends to kill my streaming. I used to have a Nexus S 4G that didn't drop the connection. I now have a 2Wire router that I have to use with my new connection. Evo LTE has done it again So, in my situation, I would point the issue at HTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l00natic71 View Post
    I was using an older Linksys G router. My Evo would often drop WIFI and reconnect after a few seconds. It tends to kill my streaming. I used to have a Nexus S 4G that didn't drop the connection. I now have a 2Wire router that I have to use with my new connection. Evo LTE has done it again So, in my situation, I would point the issue at HTC.
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