Windows 7 Virtual Router using netsh wlan set hostednetwork


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The virtual router function in W7 is fantastic and I am running a small PAN now consisting of a media server with a WiFi card and connection to internet, and two laptops connected using WiFi to the server.

My question is about speed and radio type.

The server has a Ralink RT2860 chip which should and reports to support 802.11n

netsh wlan show all reports:

Adapter Ralink with driver version (latest driver from Dec 2009)
Radio Type support 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
FIPS 140-2 support Yes
Host support Yes

My active connection externally to an access point with Internet shows
Radio Type 802.11g
Signal strength 70%

My hosted network shows
Radio Type 802.11b !!

I went into the device manager and opened the settings for the Ralink card and changed one setting:
Adhoc support 802.11n to Enable

My hosted network now showed
Radio Type 802.11g

How can I set my hosted network to use 802.11n?
Why did it use 802.11b at first?

All suggestions welcome

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