If you have a wireless-n router and a wireless-n adapter / card or other device (mobile phone, tablet etc.) then carry on reading!
**Caution – The following guide may disconnect all your wireless network attached devices**
Firstly do a speedtest on the device with the wireless-n network card – I do x3 and take the average download speed.
- Login to your router and into the wireless security settings and check what you have for security mode and the setting underneath – it could be WEP, WPA WPA2 / TKIP / AES
- Make a note or screenshot or backup of your wireless security configuration in case you need to reverse the changes
- If you already have the settings > WPA2 with AES encryption, then close this guide, if not then change your router to those settings, you may need to reboot the router
- Once the router is running again, you may need to input your wireless password on your wireless-n device again and possibly change to the new WPA2 & AES
- Carry out another speedtest x3 and take the average download speed and you should see a big hike in both the download and upload speeds
- If the speeds are no different then simply run back through this guide and put back your old settings from your backup in step 2
Any questions ask away.