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    i am looking to buy an EVO Shift this week and i have been researching on several different websites about it. I came across differences with the wireless card. Best Buy and Sprint state it only has a wireless b/g while HTC's website states that it has a wireless b/g/n.

    Does anyone know what it actually has?

    Thanks in advance!
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    To start off I have no idea what the difference is but I am going with HTC the other websites probably just typed it wrong. Just curious what is the difference?
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    N transfers faster and reaches farther than b/g
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    Thanks for the information I have learned something today. I think if you really need to know best bet is to ask HTC directly. They are good about answering emails.
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    My Shift 4g connects to my N 2.4Ghz AP at 65mbps (standing underneath it). Cannot see my 5Ghz AP at all. So I would normally conclude it can do 2.4Ghz "N", but I can't explain the low speed when my laptop can connect at 100mbps+ (in the 2.4Ghz band).
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    it has N, its in hardware info
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    Quote Originally Posted by anotherhaus View Post
    My Shift 4g connects to my N 2.4Ghz AP at 65mbps (standing underneath it). Cannot see my 5Ghz AP at all. So I would normally conclude it can do 2.4Ghz "N", but I can't explain the low speed when my laptop can connect at 100mbps+ (in the 2.4Ghz band).
    Exact same for me. It does not say N but since it's hooking up at 65Mbps I can only assume it's N and not G, My 5 and 2.4Ghz have different SSID's. I'm curious about the limit in speed too.

    Just a little more on N, N can have two bands. 2.4Ghz and 5. The limit on the 2.4's speed is what 133 max and the 5 is potentially 300mbps? the thing is the 2.4Ghz reaches further than the 5Ghz., not all routers are dual band and do both 2.4 and 5. most are just 2.4ghz.
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    They may intentionally keep the speed lower to conserve battery, it being a phone after all.
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    That could be the case, still it's supposed to be used to tether up to 8 devices. You'd think they would maybe give you an option to throttle if you wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peaty View Post
    That could be the case, still it's supposed to be used to tether up to 8 devices. You'd think they would maybe give you an option to throttle if you wanted.
    Well, I think tethering is designed to uplink on 3G/4G, not on wi-fi. If you have wi-fi, you wouldn't need to use tethering...

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