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2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz

Q: 2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz

I have recently acquired a faster USB adapter (NETGEAR N900) for my connection. I have a NETGEAR N600 router. I can choose from 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. My connection runs very well on 2.4Ghz, I have a limit speed of 144Mbps. However, with 5Ghz that limit is 300Mbps, which I thought it was great, but when I switched to 5Ghz I was only getting 54Mbps and weaker signal strength.

2.4 uses one channel, while 5 uses two channels. Could that be the problem? Again, I'm fine with the current 2.4, but I was just curious if there is a way to increase my speed. It's always nice to have faster internet

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A: 2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz

I was researching this myself just this morning. Here's the link I read a comparison on the 2, hope it provides a little helpful info for ya.

Is 5 GHz Wi-Fi Wireless Computer Hardware Better than 2.4 GHz?

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I thought I had a double NAT problem, online somewhere it said go into Bridge Mode, CSR said the ISP router is already in that mode.

I have a cable router as my ISP, hooked up to a ASUS router (2.4GHz and 5GHz) for the house. Have 10 devices on the ASUS. On the Cisco ISP router, I got my Desktop computer in port 2 running to my Ethernet port on the back of my computer, and ASUS in port 1 which goes to the blue input port on the ASUS. I turned off the WiFi on the Cisco router.

The question I have is how can I log into my ASUS router when hard-wired into port 2 on the CISCO router.
CISCO is - ASUS is using port one, Computer is using port two
ASUS is - Can only access this router when connected to it via WiFi.

Well I am connected to both now - the WiFi on the ASUS and hardwired to the CISCO.
I have both routers open. ASUS and Cisco
This problem seems to be artificially solved.


An other issue - I am trying to use ASUS AiCloud 2.0 and USB Application. I want to be able to access this computer anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Basically in USB Application under AiDisk (Share files in the USB disk through the Internet.) - I cant get past setting up a DDNS and receiving a ".asuscomm.com" link to access the computer. It says Invalid IP address. From my internet... Read more

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SO I picked up a new router thinking it was simultaneous dual band, turns out it is just single band. so either or. My question is, is it possible to leave the ADSL+ modem wireless on @ 2.4ghz and have the router wireless @5ghz?

A:New Router, 2.4ghz and 5ghz?

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I thought that 5Ghz would always beat 2.4Ghz hands down on everything apart from distance. With this in mind I set my router to broadcast at 5Ghz and thought that my wifi would be much better as a result,but it wasn't.

I have my router and my PC in the same room a few meters from each other, and while I was using 2.4Ghz I would always get 90% signal strength,but when I changed to 5Ghz instead of my signal getting to 100% it went to 70%? My router is capable of both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz so why is it that 2.4Ghz is better than 5Ghz when I have been told that it should be the other way around?

I was told that microwaves, cordless telephones and other electronic devices use the 2.4Ghz frequency range and this causes intereference and as such causes a loss of signal.

5Ghz I was told is free of other electronic noise so it is much better and you will always get a stronger signal. The one thing which I was told that made 2.4Ghz better than 5Ghz was the fact that legal restrictions on 5Ghz routers meant that the amount of power they could use to output a signal meant they were not so good over long distances, and in some countries it was even illegal to use 5Ghz frequency.

A:2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz puzzle?

The higher the frequency, the more power it takes to emit said frequency in comparison to lower frequencies. If you have a decent router, however, it shouldn't make a difference which band you transmit. Just because the router CAN use the 5GHz band doesn't mean it'll operate best on it.

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I have a Asus PCE-AC68 wireless card and can connect to my router TG799vacxtream on 2.4GHz, but I cannot see the 5GHz. That's strange, because I see it on my laptop running Windows 10 and on my iPhone and iPad. Only the Asus card cannot see the 5GHz. When I contacted Asus they put the blame on Windows latest update, and when I contacted Microsoft the put the blame on Asus and that they must update their driver. I contacted Asus again and asked for a date to have a updated driver but they can't tell. Strange policy?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12286 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 394 GB (246 GB Free); D: 2794 GB (1373 GB Free); F: 3725 GB (1882 GB Free); G: 28 GB (15 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P7P55D-E PRO
Antivirus: BullGuard Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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Hi everyone!

This is my first post here, so apologies if I am not providing the correct/enough information at the outset.

I will be happy to provide as much information and in a timely manner as prompted.

The crux of the issue, is that recently the 2.4ghz and 5ghz connections in my home are only working one at a time. Meaning, I can be connected to 2.4ghz, but am unable to disconnect the same device from 2.4ghz and connect to my 5ghz network if I chose to. This is not a device compatibility thing, as an example I have experienced this on an iPhone XS.

Now, the interesting thing, is that when connected to my 2.4ghz for example, the connection will frequently drop, and then if I select 5ghz, my connection to the internet will be successful.

If I were to go back to 2.4ghz it will not connect.

After a while the 5ghz will drop and I will revert back to 2.4ghz.

It is incredibly obnoxious.

Please help!

A:Wi-Fi Connection Flipping from 2.4ghz to 5ghz

It's either a problem with the radio in your router, or a problem with the networking components of your laptop. Borrow a router from a friend and see if the problem continues, if your friend's router works, then the problem is isolated to your router - buy a new one. If your friend's router doesn't work, then it is a problem with your laptop.

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I have an issue with the Wifi connection, but it is only problematic when I'm connected to 2.4Ghz networks.My laptop is running with a Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260. When connected to 5Ghz networks no problem at all, but when the laptops connects to 2.4Ghz networks the internet either does not work at all, or it is at such a low speed it is impossible to be productive. Especially if I'm not near the router as it then automatically shifts to 2.4GHz due to better signal. The issue is present with any network - not just my home network. I have no issues with other devices (PC's, Mac's and smartphones) at home; only this specific laptop. I have chosen 5Ghz as the prefered option, and the driver is up to date. What to do? 

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I have a router on one side of my house that is broadcasting 2.4GHz. I have an extender on the other side of the house that is connected to the router with 2.4GHz, but it is broadcasting 5GHz. Both the router and the extender have the same SSID and password. Is this a suitable setup if I want to roam the house on the same network?

Thanks for the help!

A:5GHz Extender with 2.4GHz Router

I actually just disabled 5GHz completly around the house and both the router and the extender are on 2.4 and have the same SSID and password. Is there anything else I need to do to make roaming the house a smooth process?

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I am having an intermittent issue with my Asus RT-AC88U router (purchased about 4 months ago). The issue started about a week ago and there have been no changes I have initiated to the router or my Windows 10 Pro PC.

I noticed it first on my phone when at home, it would connect to WiFi (2.4GHz) just fine but said under the connection that internet was not available. 5GHz and wired connections had internet just fine. Resetting (power cycling) the router did not fix it but sometimes it seemed to fix it's self. Last night I had no WiFi on 2.4 but this morning it's fine. My provider is Comcast but if it was Comcast I think the issue would be on 2.4 and 5.

I contacted Asus via their support chat and the tech. had me change some setting and I figured that fixed it till the problem showed up again a day and a half later.

Has anyone had a similar issue and if so found a fix? Is this a router hardware issue and I should contact Asus for a replacement?

Thanks for the help!!

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I bought a D-link DIR 825 router, having read claims that, on ONE wireless network, it runs 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies SIMULTANEOUSLY, and somehow determines for itself how to apply those frequencies to what I'm trying to achieve on the network.

D-link's own support contact denies that this is possible, which appears to contradict D-link's claims about the DIR 825 and what I have read about the product online. They are saying that, indeed, you can use both frequencies at once, but on DIFFERENT machines, i.e. that a single machine cannot be simultaenously connected to both frequencies.

For the life of me, I can't see how to connect to both frequencies at the same time. When setting the DIR 825 up using the relevant wizards, it treats the 2.4GHz and 5GHz as two separate wireless networks. I can then connect each of my computers to one or the other, but apparently not both.

Any help would be enormously appreciated!

A:D-LINK DIR 825: how to connect to 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously

They imply two separate transceiver circuits insted of just one that switches transmitting frequency.
Traffic for the 5GHz will be faster with a separate SSID and transmitter., since you will cut out the delays caused by the transceiver switching frequency and handling the slower 2.4GHz traffic.

Your problem is that the computer's wireless adapter can only connect to one SSID and IP address.
You can set up alternate connections for your wireless adapter using a different SSID and IP address for the separate frequencies and switch back and forth, but this is not what you want.

To connect your computer the way you want you would need to have two wireless adapters on the computer.
Set one up using the 2.4GHz SSID and IP address as a default for general wirless use.

Setup the other one using the 5GHz SSID and IP address.

You would need to then set up routing on your computer so that programs that need to use the 5GHz will connect to it.

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I have 4 apple devices in house. 3 on 5ghz connected to access point, and 1 on 2.4ghz.
its a belkin router, model N10117.

the belkin router is connected to a virgin router.
thier is a setting on the belkin router, which allows you to use it as an 'access point'.

all 4 devices can connect perfectly. and use programs like 'VLC remote' perfectly.

but when it comes to itunes on the pc, after setting all the apropriate settings on itunes,
itunes is unable to see all 4 devices for 'wireless syncing'.

ive come to a hault, and stuck :/
many thanks in advance,

A:Router 5ghz and 2.4ghz not see apple devices?

as etc info -

I have virgin router 4 lan ports - port 4 is connected belkin N10117 router, and setting is set too 'act as access point'.

PC is connected to virgin router via LAN...

is it something to do with the IP address maybe?


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I just ran over this strange irritating problem on one of my laptop devices...  The connection times out and drops but still connected to router. No internet works when dropped and cant access WAN either when this happens. When this occurs the internet comes back for some second and then randomly drops fast again
The problem only occurs on 1 laptop and @ 2.4Ghz channel works just fine on 5Ghz. 
When internet drops on laptop connected with 2.4 the mobile who is also on 2.4 works just fine 

A:Laptop drops internet ONLY @ 2.4GHZ not 5Ghz

Please post the computer and router model next time.Download MiniToolBox and run the program.When open, checkmark or select all options then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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Hello Windows Gurus,

I'm starting to design a 5GHz Wireless Networks that will work together with an 2.4Ghz during the tests and transition phase. In order to keep the same configuration into the clients, we are choosing the same SSID, so we do not have to go one be one and change the machine configuration.

My question is, If there are two WLAN, one with 2.4Ghz and another with 5Ghz with the same SSID, how Windows will choose to which frequency to connect?! To the 2.4Ghz (the default frequency for most APs) or will it try to connect to the 5Ghz (Faster and Less Interference)?!

I also checked and the computers does have Wireless card that works with 5Ghz frequency.

A:Which wireless frequency Windows 7 considers the best? 2.4Ghz / 5Ghz?

Welcome to Seven Forums,

When you said two WLAN, are there 2 WAPs? One operates at 2.4GHz and another one at 5GHz? Perhaps, you're talking about a Dual Band Router that supports both Standards (11n and 11b/g)?

If your Wi-Fi adapters support both and they are configured with a mixed mode then they should be able to connect to the 5GHz band. The wireless mode can also be changed from your router and set it to just '5GHz' if you'd like all the wireless network devices to utilize the 5GHz.
FYI....802.11n supports both 2.4 and 5GHz clients but you must consider 5GHz than the 2.4GHz if you'd like to achieve a great network performance.

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Good morning!

1. Background. I recently purchased a "Toshiba A505-S6017" laptop (Intel Core i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD) with Windows 7, 64-bit, Premium Home edition installed: (1) I have a fully functioning home network with 4 (other) XP, 32-bit, PC nodes. (2) My router is a "Netgear Rangemax Dual Band Wireless-N Router WNDR3300." (3) My new laptop has an internal "Realtek RTL819 Wireless LAN, 302.11n b/g/n(draft) PCE-E NIC," (4) My laptop tranceiver is "Microsoft 2.4GHz, V1.0" (5) I have two wireless networks on the router, one for the 2.4, the other for the 5Ghz and can switch between the two, as desired.

2. Problem. Windows 7 found the 2.4GHz, no sweat, but does not see the 5GHz. I want 5GHz access since am worried about my 2.4GHz and mutual interference with household cordless phones, microwave, etc. which also use 2.4 -- plus, 5GHz is preferred for the speed/modernization advantages.

3. Actions to-date. I have followed Windows 7 procedures for automatic home-network detection, in many ways. I have researched (all/most?) involved OEMs' documentation, forums, and Internet-wide Google queries. I can find no solution or suggestions for the problem.

I am desperate to find a solution, as I need to set up access to my other computers from my laptop. I am considering upgrading my older PC's to Windows 7, but first need to address this issue. Can you help analyze and solve this?

Thanks so much for any consideration y... Read more

A:Windows 7 Detects 2.4GHz, But NOT 5GHz Mode on Home-LAN

Hello and Welcome to the sevenforums!

Have you investigated if the Toshiba wireless NIC has a 5GHz transceiver? If not, that is surely your issue. Cant see 5GHz if lappy isnt 2.4/5GHz dual NIC.

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                           I want to notify that my wifi adapter is not detecting 5Ghz bandwidth it detects only 2.4Ghz ,I am using Y50-70 Laptop (Lenovo) it is a high end gaming PC which has this feature and the hardware capability to detect 5Ghz bandwith.I Bought this laptop on 25/12/2014, i have been using this laptop ever since ,i was using this laptop in LAN to access internet for faster internet ,at certainty I started using the internet using WIFI ,but i came to notification that it only detects  2.4Ghz bandwidth,but this model and the WiFi adapter has the capability to detect 5Ghz bandwidth , i went to the lenovo service centers (Volta Technology Solutions in Chennai many times, but they are not rectify the problem clearly and they asked to mail to the customer care or to call. Please notify this mail as soon as possible and rectify the issue in the means of replacement of the WIFI adapter within the warranty period. Laptop serial no : CB33567993    Model no: 80EJ59431090

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HiLooking for the part number to replace wireless card in notebook.I need a dual band 2.4ghz and 5ghz card.Current part is HP p/n 709505-001 sps#709848-001ThanksGlenn

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I want to upgrade my home network to support HD streaming over Wifi. I am considering getting an 802.11ac router and replacing my laptops Wifi network card with one that supports the new Wifi 802.11ac standard.

On my home network I want to connect a TV set top box to the router over Cat6 but my laptop is the only device that will be connecting over Wifi. I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 laptop. It has an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 Wifi card which supports dual stream but only one band: 2.4Ghz.

It looks like my laptop only has two internal antenna cables and for this reason I am thinking I cannot avail of triple stream Wifi-N 450Mb/s + 450Mb/s on a simultaneous dual band N900 router. I am stuck with a theoretical max of 300Mb/s on 2.4Ghz under Wifi-N and/or 866Mb/s on 5Ghz under Wifi-AC.

Here are my questions:

1. If I get a simultaneous dual band router can my laptop stream an HD movie on the 5Ghz band and at the same time download say a Youtube video on the 2.4Ghz band? I ask that because I'd like to get a such a router and preserve every ounce of bandwidth on its 5Ghz band for streaming movies from the set top box to my laptop... not have to share it for web browsing needs.

2. Would it be a better solution, or even possible, to install a third internal antenna in my laptop and get a triple stream 802.11n class Wifi card (such as the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300) and Wifi-N Class router OR should I buy an 802.11ac router and get the better bandwidth it offers... Read more

A:Can my Laptop simultaneously connect to a 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz Wifi network?

You can stream HD movies fine at 150Mbps or even less but it depends on how much of the bandwidth is being used by your neighbors. This can be a big problem in some areas. You won't be able to use both frequency's at once.

Finding the best clean channels to use are what matters most on 2.4 GHz, channel bonding comes in handy sometimes but works best when the channels are mostly clear.

5Ghz is better in this respect because hardly anyone is using it so you tend to get all the bandwidth to yourself but the drawback with 5GHz frequency is that it won't go through walls worth a darn so it's really only useful for open area's outdoors or for large rooms.

I'm running the Asus AC66U router and the Asus PCI-e AC66 NIC which usually runs about 877.5-1.1 Gb. I can stream multiple YouTube video's while watching movies although I could also do this using the 2.4GHz frequency at 300Mbps.

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I have a N600 Wireless Dual Band Router model WNDR3400. My question(s) is that if I connect with a wired cable, will I be connected to the 5ghz and avoid interference with those on the 2.4ghz connection?

For example, I have a wired connection with my Playstation 3 but i believe the Playstation 3 incapable of detecting the 5ghz when I do a wireless scan. Does this mean when I connect with a wired cable with the ps3 I use the 2.4ghz connection with other users and getting interference if they're doing something like streaming?

And finally, if my Laptop is unable to detect the 5.ghz connection does that mean I need some sort of adapter? Or does it have to do something with the settings. Its enabled and is on the default channel.
[Sorry one more question, where do I go to see who is currently using the internet connection in the setup]

A:Dual Band Interference Question(s) 2.4ghz, 5ghz and Wired

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Hi, I have a netgear WNDR3400 100nar router, dual band, 2.4ghz and 5ghz. I set up 2 connections. On the 2.4ghz I set up a WEP connection with 64 bit encryption for my wireless repeater (WNR2000). On the 5ghz i set up WPA2 for regular use. Unfortunately my computer does not support 5ghz or atleast i dont think it does. My samsung tv picks up the 5ghz so I connected to that, the macbook pro connects to the 5ghz. The other computer I want on the 2.4 ghz with the repeater. Hardlined via ethernet anything and everything works. For some reason 2.4ghz wont connect wirelessly and does not even give me the option to enter the hex key. just says unable to connect. the 2.4 doesn't work on anything (currently the repeater is offline until I can fix this issue). Infact, ignore the repeater info. I think there is a problem with the distribution of the IP addresses. Could they be overlapping between the 2.4 and the 5? The next item on the network (tv) using 5ghz, occupies sequence 2 under the ip address....whatever the default is it would occupy I have reformatted my computer, uninstalled and reinstalled network drivers, as much as I could do with the computer itself so I'm assuming it is the router. I've disconnected it and reconnected it, reset it, redone the whole network multiple times, renewed the IP address. What is going on? Can anyone help me please.

A:Solved: router issue: 2.4ghz not working, 5ghz working

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My Windows 8.1 laptop, fitted with an Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN wireless adapter, suddenly stopped automatically connecting to my router a few months ago. I attempted to connect wirelessly to multiple other routers, all to no avail. My laptop could only connect through an ethernet cable/tethered hotspot. I then moved houses and got the internet set up on a new provider and suddenly my laptop could connect wirelessly again! Sadly, after trying to connect to my university's wi-fi, I found out that the laptop wasn't fixed, it was simply able to connect to my new 5Ghz internet but still had trouble connecting to 2.4Ghz access points.

I've tried everything I can to fix this as my laptop is too vital to my studies for me to be without it even for a short period of time, therefore sending it off for diagnostic and repairs is out of the question for now. So far I have tried:

Installing the latest Windows 8.1 drivers for the card (currently on v.
Replacing the wireless card with a new one (same make and model)
A complete, fresh re-installation of Windows 8.1

Running out of ideas on what to try and so turning to the community for help. Even if you're not sure of a fix, determining the problem itself would also be a big help. Thanks much in advance!

A:Laptop can't connect to 2.4Ghz frequencies, only 5Ghz frequencies

Try the latest wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site.

If that doesn't work then try the latest driver directly from Intel's site.

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Hi all, this is my first post so I really appreciate all of the help and I can't tell you how much I've benefitted from the things I've read while lurking here over the last few days. Now, on to the show...

I have an HP workstation with a Q35 based mother board that had a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo in it (E6550), and I wanted to put the processor into my new rig, but still want to use the old comp. I have a Cedar Mill core Pentium 4 3.4GHz HT that's also socket 775 and I thought I'd just stick that in the HP since it doesn't need the better processor. Now, when I try to boot the HP, I get a couple of beeps and the fan just goes on overdrive and stays that way until I shut the thing off, but it never boots.

What's weird is that I can stick the Core 2 Duo back in and everything boots up just fine, but the thing just hates on that P4 like no tomorrow. Now I've used the P4 in my new rig just to make sure it wasn't shot, and it works like a charm. It's just in that workstation with the Q35 mother board that I'm getting nowhere. Any thoughts?

A:Cedar Mill P4 3.4Ghz in Q35 mobo won't boot. Swapped in for C2D E6650 2.4Ghz

Your workstation motherboard probably does not support that P4 processor. Just because it is socket 775 doesn't mean it is compatible.

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hey all who read,

i am thinking of upgrading from my intel p4 3.4ghz (oc'ed to 3.8ghz) prescott to a new core 2 duo e6600 2.4ghz processor.

i am running vista buisness x86 build 6000.
will i have to reinstall the os when i put the e6600 in as some reviews have been saying thats what id have to do?

asrock 1333 full hd mobo
p4 prescott 3.4ghz oc'ed
4 x 1gb pc6700 ddr2 ram
nvidia geforce 7900 gx2 g-card
600w psu
2x sony dvd rw drvs
jeantech nitro case


A:Os Help With 3.4ghz Prescott ---> Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4ghz

keep ur computer, it should work well enough for u

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Hi everyone, I have a Linksys AE6000 Wireless USB adapter in my Laptop and it is 5Ghz enabled. When I first got my laptop it had Windows 8 on it, but before I did anything I reformatted it to Windows 7. Under Windows 7, this wireless adapter connected to my 5Ghz SSID on my router (the 2.4 and 5Ghz SSIDs are different from one another on my router) just fine and I was getting 500Mb/s speed over Wi-Fi. Then, I upgraded laptop to Windows 8.1, where adapter only detects my 2.4Ghz SSID, and now I only get 150Mb/s over Wi-Fi.

What do I do? I have tried reinstalling driver, using Win7 compatibility mode drivers, installing manually without GUI, I have made sure internal card is fully disabled, etc etc...

My specs are as follows:

Intel Core(TM) i7-3632QM Quad-core mobile CPU
Intel HD Graphics 4000
AMD Radeon 7670M GPU 2GB
Samsung Evo 120GB SSD
HP ENVY/Pavilion m6
Internal Wi-Fi card - Intel Wireless-N 2230
External USB Wi-Fi - Linksys AE6000
Router - Netgear R6300
Internet Connection - 150Mb/s down , 10 Mb/s up

A:5Ghz Wireless adapter does not detect 5Ghz networks anymor

Here's a trick where somebody downloaded a Cisco driver to get it working in 8.1:

AE6000 No Longer works with Windows 8.1 - Linksys Community

Hope this helps you get it working!
Good luck,


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I built a new computer and used the AMD 1.4GHz tbird on an ECS K7S5A motherboard. I am using 512MB DDR memory and running win/98se. When I boot up it only runs at 1050MHZ. I have tried to set the prossecor and multiplyers to get 1400MHz but only result in crashes or the dreaded blue screen. What can I do to get this thing running at the right speed?

A:Why won't my new AMD 1.4GHz TBIRD run at 1.4GHz

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My question is I have a computer with 2.4ghz as well as 5ghz, my router is a dual band 2.4 and 5ghz wireless n and no matter what I do my computer will not recognize the 5ghz network.

Background info: I have read through many forums and tried many different solutions none of which seem to work. My computer is 2 weeks old (hp). I have gone into device manager and clicked on the network card, properties, and advanced tab to discover my computer does support both 5ghz and 2.4ghz, as well both are enabled. My router is the wrt601n linksys dual band N wireless router. I have tried every setting possible with that router including : mixed, n only, a only, 20 or 40 all different widths and no matter what combination my computer will only pick up the 2.4ghz. Both drivers/software for my computer and router are up to date with the lastest. I have also tried close to and far away, distance and range are not issues either. It's becoming a major issue not having both bands working because we having gaming equiptment that when somebody is playing it kicks the other person off of the internet entirely! I am at a loss here on what to do please help!!!

A:Computer won't recognize 5ghz router (computer has 5ghz), windows 7

Go into your cards'
'Computer management' > 'Device Manager' > right click on your wireless card > 'properties' menu > 'advanced'

Check that 2.4/5ghz is set up for your correct country band! (UK = 1-13)

To turn on Dual band wireless 'n'
My linksys 2.4/5 pci card has a menu item called "Multimedia Gaming environment" > 'enable'

This enables dual band - top speed @ 300!

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I have an older box with an Intel 2.4C processor (2.4Ghz Pentium IV). It does have a lot of memory for its age (2GB) and 2x120GB hard drives.

I'm thinking of using it mainly for my iTunes sync (actual media files are on a network share) and maybe MS Office (not intensively). Not all at once though Inevitably, I'd have to have some sort of anti-virus I suppose, which always slows things down, especially on a single processor machine.

Anyway, don't need high performance, but if it's going to be unusably slow, I won't bother. I have an unused copy of Win 7...worth trying?

Can I install Win 7 and then not activate immediately to see if performance is acceptable? If it is, I would activate within a few days - I just want to try things out before I burn the license.

A:Is this box too old for Win 7 (2.4Ghz P4)

Yes you can. just pop in the disk and trial it. If you like it activate it.

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I am only doing this really to get the 4ghz overclock as a sign of achievement but also to learn a little more about the process itself.

ok heres what ive tried so far

3.2ghz @ 1.40v = no boot

3.2ghz @ 1.425v = boot & stable

[email protected] 1.425v = boot & not stable

3.6ghz @ 1.45v = boot & not stable

3.6ghz @ 1.475v = boot & not stable

3.6ghz @ 1.50v = boot & not stable

Ram speeds are fine as I am changing the multiplier to keep it as close to stock speeds as possible. On last two tries it boots then tries to log in to windows 7 then crashes into constant restart.

1.) any ideas how to get it stable?
2.) what is the max voltage my cpu can take?

thanks if you can help

A:Help getting x4 630 to 4GHz

What motherboard are you overclocking on, 4GHz was an achievement for me too lol. i been at 4GHZ for about an year now, im about to push it to 4.25-4.3GHZ in a few weeks.

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Could somebody please tell me what is the minimum wattage power supply needed for a P4 2.4 ghz cpu?

A:P4 2.4ghz, min psu?

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Hey guys i was playing need for speed pro street just before and norton so rudely interrupted me with a virus scan, i curiously looked at 'speedfan' and was shocked to see that my cpu temperature had peaked at 73c and was sitting around the 70 mark during full load

it usually sits around 36-38 in idle,

can anyone give me some ideas on how to keep the damn thing cooler???
Arctic freezer 7 Pro with case fan extracting warm air from

Pentium D 950 (Dual-core 3.4ghz)

Asus p5p800se Motherboard

Radeon x1650 (512mb AGPx8)

Corsair XMS 2 X 1GB Ram

Sound Blaster Live

80gb Western digital IDE HDD

500gb Samsung SATA HDD

6" neon light via 4pin plug

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I have a regular IC7-G MB that has a number of problems. It seems that the CPU is weak and once I was able to overclock my MB to 3.3GHZ I am lucky to run it at 2.4GHZ, its rated speed . In looking at the specs of Prescott CPU's if I were to change voltage to 1.4 instead of 1.525V, Abit says Prescott is compatable with i875p chipset. Is it true and can I do this by replacng a regular 2.4GHZ cpu with a Prescott CPU? Has anyone modified their Abit board to run the Presscott CPU?

Another weird thing is when my system was running at 3.3GHZ and installed with supposedly DDR440 memory it always stated dual channel but never mentioned the speed of the DDR memory. Since my memoiry has a spreader over it, I am not able to discern the correct speed and the name Gyser.com seems to have disappeared , since my system has defaulted back to 2.4GHZ, my memory is reading DDR333. Isn't this also weird ? Was my memory always DDR333 but it worked at 3.3GHZ? Was it ever DDR440 speed ?

Is bios always able to read memory speed ? Is there any other program capable of reading and testing speed ?

Are there any tests to test weak CPU's ?


A:using Prescott on IC7-G MB instead of 2.4GHZ CPU

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I just D/Led CPU-Z and it came up with this, now what I am wondering is why its saying 266x6 but that equals 1600Mhz and the 6600 is meant to be rated at 2.4Ghz?

A:Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz right....

Check what's your power plan, I guess you currently run the balanced one.

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Well I wanna upgrade the fan on my CPU (AMD 1.4Ghz TBird) since the one I have isn't great. I've been tryin to find out information to help some but haven't found much. I was considering a Thermaltake Volcano 6 or a Dragon Orb. Can anyone give me some advice here? Thank you.

A:CPU fan for a AMD 1.4Ghz TBird?

Heard this is good

Thermalright SK6 w/ High output Sunon or YS Tech(not the highest output one)
don't get anything with a delta fan unless you like alot of noise. Lot's of people getting rid of the delta's, can't stand the noise.

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I'm in the process of researching the appropriate/best wireless router to connect to my Hughesnet satellite equipment currently connected via Ethernet. What I'm looking for is how to go about selecting a good, reliable and compatible wireless router. There are a lot of them out there. I don't want to pay any more than I need to and do not need anything exotic nor do I want to have to mess with it. Just set it up and use it.

I have reviewed my Owners Manual and am unable to find any reference to the operating frequency. Looking at the various routers available, some have both 2.5GHz and 5.0GHz while others have only one frequency. I have the impression that allows multiple computers which may operate on different frequencies to access the network. Is that the principle? should I care if there will only be my computer connected. How can I ascertain which frequency my Dell needs? Is that an automatic function? My Dell Inspiron 1501 has a Dell WLAN (WiFi) card installed which I have used numerous times in various places. Connecting to an existing network is quite simple.

As you can probably tell, this is a relatively new area for me. I'm pretty well versed in the majority of hardware and software aspects of computers, but need a little help here. I'll continue my research online, but have great appreciate the wisdom and experience of others on my favorite forum.


A:2.4GHz, 5.0GHz??

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cpu temp is going up to about 94C when using the computer for minecraft, it used to be about 40c max, but now its idelling about 40C atm
I Just replaced the thermal paste again today hoping it would fix the thing, since it did the last time for awhile,


the CPU is a i7 2600k 1155 socket, I don't bother overclocking since its more than enough, but thing does overclock itself from stock, to about 3.8ghz
Mother board is a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
Graphics Card is a Asus GTX560 TI
Ram is two 4gb sicks of kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 CL9 240 pin

I've got windows on a 250gb hdd, and my programs on a 500gb hdd,
got a 650watt psu

Just started playing minecraft again when the temp got down to 30, its its steadyly been climbing from 30 to 40 to 50 to now about 66.

Any ideas what is the problem and how to solve it?

A:I7 3.4ghz CPU Keeps overheating

When you say it "overclocks itself" I have to assume you are talking about TurboBoost. I am not aware of any system that actually overclocks itself without user intervention.

Take a look at the Task Manager > Performance Tab.
What is your CPU usage at Idle?
While playing Minecraft?

You say you replaced thermal paste. I have seen cases where folks have used too much thermal paste - enough to actually insulate the CPU from the heat sink. Thermal paste should be used sparingly, just enough to coat the surfaces with a thin film, and definitely not so much that there would be any "squeeze-out".

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I have just fitted a new Antec PSU and the problem is that the chip is located next to the intake of the PSU, so its drawing air from heatsink and chip. However, the temperature of tbird has risen to 65oC from 53oC. All I want to know is this a safe temperature? Or do you think I need a new heatsink and fan?

A:AMD tbird 1.4ghz

The only thing i can think of is the intake fan on your PSU is affecting the flow through the CPU fan,antecs do move alot of air.
65 degrees is a bit high,,in fact real close to too high.
i would thing getting a more powerfull CPU cooler/fan would help with your problem.
good luck

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I recently finally found a board for my 1.4ghz tbird.

After a few different combinations of heatsinks/fans, I finally settled for a Volcano 6 with a 7000rpm grilled fan.

It idles between 57 and 58 C, which I am not too worried considering the cramped conditions of the case.

At 100% load, it peaks at 66 Celcius

Does anyone else here have a tbird 1.4, and if so, is this a safe temperature for one? Notice I said safe. As long as the cpu survives, I don't care if it is that hot. I just don't want it to die in 6 months. Eventually I will get a more efficient cooler for it, but is this safe for now? I know the tbird is already a hot chip...

A:Tbird 1.4ghz @ 66 C?

a friend of mine has a t bird 1.4 Ghz and he got the same temps when using the stock cooler when he switched to a volcano heatsink his temp dropped to around 55 C under heavy load.

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Hi TechPeople,

I have an overclocked system housed in a Vapochill XE case. It has an Abit IC7-MAX3 motherboard, 3.2GHz Pentium 4 (currently at 3.6), 2GBs Geil Platinum RAM, 36GB Raptor and 2x120GB HDs, Radeon 9600Pro.

I mainly do 3D animation (3DsMax), along with video editing and compositing. I've had the system for three years and I like it a lot, but I'm tempted to get a newer system with dual or quad processors. I've read though, that my existing system is considered pretty good still and, while more cores would be good for rendering, clock speed is still an issue with many processes in 3Dsmax (like particle updating for example - grrr!).

Obviously a newer system will cost a lot, so I wondered what you guys would advise here. Is it worth upgrading if I can't afford top clock speeds?

Also, if I were to sell the existing P4 system, can anyone suggest a good place to advertise? (ps. I'm based in London, UK)
Would it be better to sell as individual items or all together?

Any advice appreciated,


A:4GHz P4 System...

You have a nice setup. I would not upgrade unless there is a great deal of use and wear on this one... But I would add a second hard drive to backup all your data periodically. You will not see a great deal of improvement yet... wait until they get software perfected for the dual or quad processors.
You can get a 500 GB Seagate hard drive with a 16 MB buffer and five year warranty for $140 at www.tigerdirect.com, www.zipzoomfly.com, www.directron.com and others.

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Can anyone tell me if it is worth my while upgrading from a P4 2.8Ghz Socket 478 to a Intel Pentium 4 3.4ghz Socket 478 CPU as I can pick one up cheap in good cond.


A:Upgrade from P4 2.8Ghz to a P4 3.4Ghz

no, its not worth it, i wouldnt even spend 20 dollars for that chip.

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About a week ago, i noticed a drastic decrease in speed on my computer. It is an Inspiron 8200 2.4 GHz, 1GB ram, running XP and SP2. I did a virus scan with AVG, ran adaware, chkdisk, defrag, and checked msconfig for extra startup programs. Nothing helped. I thought maybe it was overheating so i installed a fan program to monitor my temp and to control the fan speeds. The program is recording a speed of 1200MHz normally, and sometimes i see a 2400MHz speed. When i check the properties under my computer, it states 2.4Ghz 598Mhz. I have never seen it state this. I changed my power properties to always on, running on AC and still nothing. I did not install or change anything before this problem occured. Today i upgraded my phoenix bios to A11 and still no difference. The speed is extremely slow and bootup is several times slower than always. ANy suggestions? This is driving me crazy.


A:2.4GHz stuck at 598MHz

What is your BIOS reading?

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I am looking at purchasing the AMD FX 8350 CPU and currently have the Corsair H50 cooling system. I was wondering if there is anyone on here using the same setup and how they have found the temps? And also if the H50 is capable of running the 8350 at stock speeds?
Many thanks for your help.

A:AMD FX-8350 4GHz Socket AM3

I do not have that specific combo so I can't comment to that end; however, I just thought I would mention that microcenter.com has the 8320 on sale for just $99.99. You could probably run that at turbo and get the same speeds as a stock 8350:

AMD FX 8320 Black Edition 3.5GHz AM3+ Boxed Processor 995209 - Micro Center

FYI, the Passmark rating for the 8350 is "9052" and it is "8117" for the 8320.

PassMark - CPU Benchmarks - List of Benchmarked CPUs

Just some food for thought,
Good luck with you own decision.


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EDIT: I installed Ad-aware 6 and got rid of everything it had as SpyWare and AdWare, here is my new report:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 6:27:34 PM, on 8/20/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Kazaa Lite K++\Kazaa.kpp
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEAKSYSTEMTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEADM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\nero.exe
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A:my new 2.4Ghz is acting slow...

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My direct X version is 9.0c and the rest is in the title, thanks.

Edit: I found out it'l work but will it lag with this?

A:Will CSS work with 1gb ram 1.4GHz proccessor

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Dear friends

I have a PC working at our machine for data logging having processor P4, 2.4 GHz, 40GB HD, 256MB RAM and W2K installed. I have been facing a problem now that when I try to open any program, system takes a long time to open. I want to ask why system has been slow down and how can fix that problem.

A:2.4GHz System slow down

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This is a problem that has persisted under fresh installs of Windows 7 and Windows 8. My laptop (Samsung Series 9) won't connect to any network that is operating on the 2.4GHz band. It shows up as a normal network, but trying to connect always ends with the error message: "Can't connect to this network."

The WiFi card is an Intel Centrino 6300. Before someone tells me to go connect to a different network, I've already tried several.

A:Can't Connect to 2.4GHz Networks

Originally Posted by koreandude

This is a problem that has persisted under fresh installs of Windows 7 and Windows 8. My laptop (Samsung Series 9) won't connect to any network that is operating on the 2.4GHz band. It shows up as a normal network, but trying to connect always ends with the error message: "Can't connect to this network."

The WiFi card is an Intel Centrino 6300. Before someone tells me to go connect to a different network, I've already tried several.

Have you tried installing the latest Windows 8 drivers for the Intel Centrino 6300?

The latest ones are dated 1-20-13 so they are recently updated and should work for you.


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I don't understand what is going on! I've been building a new computer and so far I have the mobo, ram, CPU and fan, video card, PSU, and 2 case fans. I started it up and in the BIOS it says that the CPU is running at 79C.

This is the fan I'm using.

Please Help!

A:Solved: P4 3.4GHZ at 79ºC Idle!?!

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i have the amd 6400, i am running an asus m2n-sli motherboard and a xilentblade pro heatsink.

the poblem i have is that the temp get get up as high as 85C which cuts my system off.If i use asus cool and quiet software it keeps at aboput 40-65C.

Should i drop the v core to 1.20 to keep the cpu temp at 40-60 which having to use asus software.
I have applied arctic silver 5 to the cpu and doesnt seem to make a differance

Please advise

A:amd 6400 3.4ghz cpu over heating

That cooling system doesn't look like it has near enough power to cool two Windsors at 3.4GHz. You will need a much better HSF. I use a Zalman 9700 to cool my Athlon 6000+ (two Windsors at 3.0GHz), and it works great.

Plus, I think clocking that thing back to the stock 3.2GHz would help a lot. There is a steep heat curve that goes along with higher clock speeds.

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