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802.11N Band Modem/Router Capabilities
I have spent the past three evenings talking with 35 sales and or tech reps for a total of 362 minutes on the phone and have gotten nowhere. What I am trying to find out is whether AT&T sells straight internet service that will support the 802.11 N band (Protocol) in Missouri (St Louis). Pretty straight forward, or so I thought. We presently have UVerse service, 12 mbps (1.5 MBps), VOIP, no TV , through an AT&T (Pace – I believe) 3801HGV modem/router on our residential gateway (GW). This particular router in only G Band capable and provides an average wireless router speed of roughly 2.87 MBps (or 22.96 mbps). Which is rather slow when moving large files between our networked computers or accessing files on our Network Attached Storage (NAS) device (a LaCIe 2BIG NAS). And yes I know I could get significantly higher transfer speed if I used wired connection but to wire our house sort of defeats having purchased higher end network adapters. Thus, the reason I’m interested in seeing if I can obtain or purchase an AT&T support N band modem/router. I am also aware I can purchase my own commercial N band gigabyte router and bridge the 3801 (not sure I’m technically savvy at this point to attempt that, but I’m sure it could be done – so it’s an option). But like I said I have spoken to 35 separate sales and technicians (level 1,2, and 3) and have been given so many conflicting answers that my head is spinning faster than Linda Blair’s. I did receive a follow-up reply to a similar question (could I replace my 3801 HGV with the AT&T Model 4111N) which provided good info and actually opened up some additional questions. Presently you the community seem to have a better grasps of the technical complexities of the situation than AT&T as a whole. Any insight would be appreciated.