NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
1-12 Configuring Basic Connectivity
v2.1, July 2007
•Region. This field identifies the region where the WNR834B can be used. It may not be legal
to operate the wireless features of the wireless router in a region other than one of those
identified in this field.
•Channel. This field determines which operating frequency is used. It should not be necessary
to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby
wireless network. For more information on the wireless channel frequencies, see “Wireless
Communications” in Appendix B.
•Mode. This field determines which data communications protocol is used. You can choose
–Up To 54 Mbps. Legacy Mode, for compatibility with the slower 802.11b and 802.11g
–Up To 130 Mbps. Neighbor Friendly Mode, for reduced interference with neighboring
wireless networks. Provides two transmission streams with different data on the same
channel at the same time, but also allows 802.11b and 802.11g wireless devices. This is
the default mode.
–Up To 270 Mbps. Performance Mode, using channel expansion to achieve the 270 Mbps
data rate. The WNR834B router will use the channel you selected as the primary channel
and expand to the secondary channel (primary channel +4 or –4) to achieve a 40MHz
frame-by-frame bandwidth. The WNR834B router will detect channel usage and will
disable frame-by-frame expansion if the expansion would result in interference with the
data transmission of other access points or clients.
•Security Options. The selection of wireless security options can significantly affect your
network performance. The time it takes to establish a wireless connection can vary depending
on both your security settings and router placement.
Note: The region selection feature may not be available in all countries.
Note: The maximum wireless signal rate is derived from the IEEE Standard 802.11
Specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and
environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials
and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.