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How to enable or disable Wireless-N (802.11n) networking support

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Wireless-N (802.11n) networking support is enabled by default. To disable or enable 802.11n, follow the procedure below.

NOTE: This procedure assumes that a Wireless-N (802.11n) network adapter is installed in the computer.

  1. Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance.
  3. In the System and Maintenance window, click Device Manager.

    NOTE: If prompted for an administrator password or a User Account Control prompt is displayed, type the appropriate password or click Continue.

  4. In the Device Manager window, double-click Network adapters to expand the selection.
  5. Click to select the appropriate wireless adapter, and then on the menu bar, click Action.
  6. In the Action menu, click Properties.
  7. In the Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
  8. On the Advanced tab, in the Property section, click to select 802.11n Mode, and in the Value section, click the down arrow and then click select Disabled or Enabled. Image

    NOTE: This image is for reference purposes only. The actual name of the wireless device listed in the title bar of the window and the options listed in the Property section may be different, depending on the wireless device installed in the computer.

  9. Click the OK button.
  10. Close the Device Manager window and then close the System and Maintenance window.