Ok There we go, an actual reason for needing a new router/access point. If theres fact or data behind it I can buy it, and be willing to put the work in. But trying a new router to try a new router just doesn't cut it for me. I think my router is a single band but Ill have to log into it and check. I appreciate the help guys and feel free to keep dropping ideas, but this sounds like it might be it.
If you look at user reviews of routers... this is where thing gets interesting. You'll quickly notice that all routers sucks, and all are amazing in some fashion (ok, excluding the really crap cheapo ones).
The reason is that they are MANY factors that plays with Wi-Fi.
-> Interference from other surrounding devices, including microwaves, cell phone tower (despite not using the same frequencies, just because they are so powerful) and other routers (neighbors, including, if you are in a building, upper floors and floors bellows you).
So all to say at the end of the day, they are MANY factors that plays with your wireless experience, and one of them, is router liking your wireless card.
That is what personal experience suggests, and knowledge from other I am however no experts in the field.
Yea. Well in your case, something else plays a part, is that wireless routers signal have a shape.
While the following is very Apple centric, it does explains a bit the different shapes different antennas provide, you can just look at the pictures, it's self explanatory.
So you were also probably out of the zone as well. So a mix of both (interferences and possibly shape).
I read some of you connected the sp2 onto the 5ghz signal... how does one do that? I have a Dink dual band router.