So, according to you I should be happy it works without N? I'm confused.
Here's the timeline. Got the machine, and have not upgraded my home router to N until just recently when I knew I would need the bandwidth for video files I edit on recent purchase of sony HD cam corder. So, it's not like I realized it wasn't there, as most public hotspots are still B or rarely G.
Fishy? The fact remains. The machine was sold as having N capability. If I look online, all searches point to someone saying in finality that the "machine will connect at N, but not show it in the smarwi app as the smartwi's top speed to show is 54m" Well, if you do the research on the card one comes to the conclusion that the included pci mini card, the 2200bg DOES NOT have an N capability. So that cannot be true.
Have I spoken to Sony? Yes...did I get an answer? No, that is why I am here.
Ok you bought the laptop 2 years ago and you state "and still NO wifi N"
Did you expect it to suddenly start to work as "N"?
Did you contact who you bought it from?
Have you contacted Sony?
If so what did they say?
Did you ask to return the laptop?
You do know that in an "N" network, if you connect a "G" or anything other than "N" to it, the entire network demotes itself to "G" right?
Do you even have an "N" router?
Something sounds fishy here....
Pete, if I may call you Pete, please don't be offended by some of the posts here. Your explanation makes PERFECT sense as I too was in the same situation. When I was in New Orleans, I needed a wireless USB adapter for the desktop I took down there, I was there for three months, and I made the decision to get a USB adapter that could use b/g and n. It wasn't until very recently that I was able to get a router with N capabilities. My router is a D-Link DIR855. It is capable of running both b/g AND n at the same time with minimal, I've not experienced ANY, performance hit. My router has dual transmitters that allow it to have BOTH G and N traffic at the same time and doesn't demote the whole network to G. The time span between my having bought the USB adapter and actually being able to use the N capability was over a year. So ignore the "fishy" bullshit.
This should be your notebook
series. It is advertised as having a Wireless N card "Wireless LAN : IntelÂ® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection (802.11a/b/g/n)"
From this information, I am pretty sure that you have Wireless N. However, for Wireless N to work, you need a N hotspot from a compatible access point. If the Hotspot is created Wireless G, then it will use those speeds.
Please check the hardware manager for the model of your wireless adapter and the type of wireless connection you are trying to connect to.
Did you not read the part where the OP mentioned he got the model # off the wireless mini-adapter his notebook came with and found out it has no N capability? Evidently you didn't. The whole POINT of his thread is that the notebook WAS advertised and IS listed as N compatible and it isn't.
I'm only going to say it once. I tried being nice about it, but some of you didn't get it. STOP treating this guy like shit. He has a totally legit issue, all you have to do is search the Internet to see how many people are also pissed off about this with Sony. It isn't your friggin job to interrogate him and alienate him because he brought a legitimate issue to light here in HIS forums. These forums ARE for everyone.
OP, I'm going to talk to Will about paying particular attention to your case. If you have any email traffic or any "proof" that you've tried to contact Sony, as well as any links to other forums/websites where others are talking about this, please PM those details to me and I will ask MaxPC to take a look. I'm sure they've already seen this thread and they may already be working on it, I don't know. But I will try to help you out on this. No guarantees mind you because I'm only a moderator. I don't, in any way, have any thing to do with what the mag chooses to publish/work on. But I am interested in this after having seen some of the traffic about it on the Internet.
Also, please do not allow this one experience affect your future participation in the forums. I apologize for the way you've been treated so far, but I can ensure that consequences are going to come if it continues.