Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

dual band wifi card vs single band wifi card

Q: dual band wifi card vs single band wifi card

Hi all,

I looked online and I'm still a bit confused whether I should get dual or single band wifi for a laptop that I would like to purchase. Can someone explain to offer a suggestion as to which one is best?

Thank you in advance.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: dual band wifi card vs single band wifi card

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: dual band wifi card vs single band wifi card

I should get dual or single band wifi for a laptop that I would like to purchaseClick to expand...

do you mean a router
or as part of the laptop spec ?

what router do you have and does it work in dual band simultaneously

the advantage of the 5ghz signal is if you are in a crowded 2.4ghz environment then 5ghz helps avoid interference - also the coverage is wider - although the 5ghz router i have linksys - does not seem to be

if your current router only works in 2.4ghz , then no advantage in the short term

some routers are advertised as dual band - but you have to choose between 2.4 or 5 ghz and so ALL devices will need to support 5ghz

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 164

I currently have a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter and want to upgrade to a dual band card that supports 5G.  Which card will work the best with my computer?  I saw a post on your website with this option noted below but want to make sure it works with my computer before I buy it.  Below is what I found on one of the forums on your website.  However, I am not sure if this will work since it says it will not work with HP and my computer is an HP. Bplus: Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMCPartner; Bluetooth half Size Module       Please know that this card is the universal version, it will work on all the laptops except Thinkpads/ Lenovo and HP For half size mini pci-e slot, Not for IBM Lenovo and HP machines.Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* for 802.11ac, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* a/b/g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* n, WMM*, WPA*, WPA2*, and WPS, WPS 2.0, Protected Management Frames, Wi-Fi Direct* for peer to peer device connectionsIEEE WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i, 802.11h, 802.11wBluetooth Dual Mode Bluetooth* 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 3.0+HS, 4.0 (BLE)Authentication WPA and WPA2, 802.1X (EAP-TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST), EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA Authentication Protocols PAP, CHAP, TLS, GTC, MS-CHAP*, MS-CHAPv2 Encryption 64-bit and 128-bit WEP, AES-CCMP, TKIPKind regards,Tracy              &n... Read more

A:hp envy 17, need a dual band wifi card for 2.4 and 5G

Hi, What is your HP Envy 17 Laptop ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 From my understanding, the chance to upgrade wifi card for laptops built before mid 2014 is very slim to none, higher for after mid-2014 laptops.Regards.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 162.4

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 162.4

Ok so i have a shot in the dark question, I am not sure on what parts are avalable for this laptop. I just picked this up on a trade and so far has been a pretty decent little machine. It has stock 2.4ghz wifi, which i know is pretty standard. My question is, is there a different internal wifi card i can replace the stock on with that will give me access to both 2.4 ghz and 5.0 ghz. I have been considering going the usb adapter route for both wifi bands but would like to keep some usb ports avalable without needing to get a small hub. Any info would be Appreciated! Thanks

A:Is there a dual band wifi card for HP Pavilion g4-2235dx

Hi: Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593667 Unfortunately the 3 supported wireless cards listed in chapter 3 are all single band cards. Back when your notebook was produced, HP had a BIOS whitelist which prevents any other wlan card from working other than the ones listed in the service manual.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 162.4

have a centrino 11230bnhmw on my pavilion dv72CE2061PJW want to upgrade to a dual band 3.0/4.0 wifi card, need to  replace the failed oneknow what card 

A:wifi card,dvd A1l71AV want to upgrade to 3.0/4.0/ dual band

Hello @apaege, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the WLAN Module, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Once I have that information, I can provide you with information about the upgrade options.  Looking forward to your reply. Have a great day

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 160.8

My wife got a HP17-g121 laptop and when trying to connect to our 5g dual band router I realized the adapter does not work with 5g and I want to replace it, what make and model will work best in doing so? Also, for some reason the 2.4g band will barely get me 25Mps download speeds where on my HP the 5g gets me closer to the 150Mps I am suppose to be getting, any reason for that?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 160.8

Hello,
Does anyone know which model & size of WiFi card that used on Inspiron 7459? I purchased this All in one from BH and it only came with one band 2.5Ghz G/N WiFi card and this card getting weak signal lately, so looking for a dual band to replace it. 
Thanks!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 158.8

Hello, I have a HP Pavilion Model 14-n014nr with Atheros Model AR5B125 and i wanted to upgrade my wifi card to pick up the 5ghz frequency band on my dual band router. Am i able to upgrade to any notebook wifi card that supports AC?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 157.2

Is it possible to upgrade wifi single band card originally installed on my laptop to dual band for picking up 5G. If YES, what the model?Thanks.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 147.2

Will I damage the RF output circuit of a dual band wi-fi router if I attach an antenna that is only designed for the 2.4 gHz? band?
 

A:Attaching single band external antenna to dual band wi-fi router.

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 137.2

I would like YOUR Recommendation / Opinion on whether I need single band or dual band.

Currently, I have an 802.11b / g single band.

ISP is cable; high speed, sort of; > 10 MBPS; < 80 MBPS

Home network

No gaming

File & printer sharing

W7, Vista, XP Home & XP Pro

Thanks for your opinion.

RF123
 

A:single band vs dual band 802.11 N

Read other 15 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 131.2

I live in a neighborhood with lots of 2.4GHz Wifi (and other) activity, and would like to swap out the wireless card in my Lenovo Z570 so I can use the 5GHz band as well.  Is there an official upgrade I can purchase from Lenovo for this?  If not, can I get an Intel Wifi card to replace it, or possibly get a Thinkpad-certified card if that is necessary?  I understand that the BIOS may prevent non-approved cards from being recognized and used in my system. Thanks in advance for your help! Alan











Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Upgrading Z570 to dual-band wifi

From the Z570 hardware maintenance manual, the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 6250 agn + WiMax will work fine. You can purchase the Lenovo version of it here Make sure the FRU P/N is 60Y3195. Here's the ebay link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=60Y3195&_sacat=0&_from=R40 Hope this works for your Z570.




Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 131.2

I've downloaded the driver and i click setup but then it comes up with this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action pleases install a program or,if one is already installed,create a association in the default programs control panel.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 131.2

I have a Lenovo N586 that has the single band wireless N adapter.  I attempted to install a new, dual-band adapter, however the computer stopped boot at a black screen that stated my card was not approved.  What dual-band WIFI adapters are approved to upgrade this computer with? Thank you.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 131.2

AT&T recently upgraded my Uverse service and I ended up with a gateway (router) that provides both a 2.4 and a 5.0 Mpbs network.  Is there an internal adapter, compatible with the ProBook 4540s (product # C9K70UT#ABA), that I can purchase that will be dual band and allow me to connect to both available networks in my home?

A:Dual band internal wifi adapter

Neil. Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235   P/N   670292-001 http://ark.intel.com/products/66890/Intel-Centrino-Advanced-N-6235-Dual-Band Your manual here. http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03758231.pdf HP ProBook 4540s Notebook PC - Remove/Replace videos here http://h20464.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=5229455&MEID=0B16F6F9-A9BB-4275-8FB4-57CCA3816318 REO 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 129.6

I have an HP Envy Dv6 7247cl Laptop that has a Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wifi card. We recently switched to Comcast which offers 2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz wifi but the Ralink only recognizes the 2.4. How do I know if a wifi card I purchase  would be compatabile with and allow my laptop to recognize the 5Ghz band? Sorry if my tech lingo is incorrect. I'm just average at best with tech stuff but willing to change out the card if there is one that will work. Thank you.

A:I want to upgrade my wireless card from a single band to a d...

Your notebook has a wifi adapter that matches the 1x1 antenna that is installed in your notebook. A 2x2 antenna setup is required for an adapter that will  work on the dual band setup.   So.. unless you are technically competent enough to upgrade the antenna, it would be a waste of your money because it would not work.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 128.4

Hi. I recently upgraded my windows to anniversary version last week and after several hours I notice that there's something about my wifi connectivity. I am 10 meters away from the router but the wifi indicator at the right bottom show full bar but my connection still very slow and it should be only 2 bar like before. After several munites of connectivity it disconnects itself and when I tried to connect it again it says that can't connect to this network sometimes no network found. I restarted my pc to and it connects again and disconnects again after 5 minuntes. Help me do dome something about this..

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 123.6

I got a new d-link wireless N router the other day which solved most of my slow internet problems. It is a dual band router and supports 5ghz but my current network card is only 2.4ghz. I'm in an apartment complex so I figure if I run it on the 5ghz band I will get much less interference from other people's wifi. Only problem is I cant really find a dual band pci card??? The only one i've found is a Linksys WMP600N. I was hoping there were some more options out there. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Looking for a wireless N dual band PCI card.

Linksys by Cisco Wireless-N PCI Adapter with Dual-Band WMP600N

Sorry, but like you this is the only one that I could find with a PCI interface. They are a reputable manufacturer though.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

have tried to get help to no avail.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

I have a dual band wireless router with 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz using the N standard. I am purchasing a laptop soon. What kind of wireless card will I need to access the the 5.0ghz frequencies? Do I need to have a dual band wireless card or will just a N standard wireless card suffice to see the 5.0 ghz? My work laptop with a "G" wireless card recognizes the 2.4ghz band only, which makes sense.
 

A:Dual Band Router --what type of card?

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

bought a great computer with 32GB Ram and 2 Terabyte HD but it came with a cheap single band Wireless adapter. Couldn't believe it. My adapter is a RAlink RT3290 802.11 bgn Wi-fi adapter. I want to upgrade it to a compatible dual band AC capable adapter. Anybody have any ideas as to what to get as a Wireless Adapter upgrade to replace my OEM Adapter?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

Hi, What dual band wifi cards are approved for the S410p? I tested a random Intel card and got the following message: 104-Unsupported wireless network device detected. System Halted. Is the whitelist available online somewhere? I couldn't find it. Thanks, BM










Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Approved dual band card for S410p

Hello and welcome,
 
The best source I know is the parts list in the Hardware Maintenance Manual - IdeaPad S410p, S410p Touch, S510p, S510p Touch .  WLAN cards are on page 80.  I don't see any that are dual band from the description  - but I haven't checked each one individually.
 
As you probably know, to pass the BIOS whitelist check a card must be an approved model and have a Lenovo FRU number (firmware modified for Lenovo).
 
Z.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

Is there a dual band network card suitable for the Probook 450 G2?













Solved!

View Solution.

A:Dual Band network card for the Probook 450 G2

Yes it is new enough not to have the whitelist so you can install any wireless card with the right form factor.  Here is the Service Manual: Manual See p. 45. HP offered this one which is the top of the line: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 BT 4.0 combo adapter 756753-001 Available on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/710661-001-Intel-Wireless-ac-7260-Pci-express/dp/B00PDLCFL8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470826413&sr=8-1&keywords=756753-001 This is a drop-in plug and play replacement. You would want to get the driver files on the hard drive (like maybe the desktop) and have them available before you make the swap to be sure the card will work once you reboot Windows. Pick your OS from the drop-down menu here: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=6943827&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4059 You need the Intel wireless and Intel bluetooth drivers.  If you need more help post back.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

Hi, Is there a dual band wireless adapter I can put in my Pavilion dv6 (product # A3E86AAR#ABA)? The current adapter installed (Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b|g|n WiFi Adapter) doesn't work very good and is not compatible with 5 GHz. If there is one available how do I make sure I buy the correct/compatible model/part number? Thanks,Brad

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

My school has now only got 5ghz wireless and now my laptop doesn't see the wireless network as a result. To fix this I need to upgrade my laptops wireless single band WirelessN card to a dual band AC card with bluetooth preferrably. I don't care if it is an original HP card so long as it fits properly and works. My laptop has an I7 quad core in it, 1 gig DDR5 graphics, 4gig RAM, 15.6" screen.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

I was wondering if it is possible to change my network or WiFi card to a card that supports dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands? And if so, what cards will work? Direct link will help. My card is a 1x1 wifi card.

A:Change Network card to dual band is possible?

Hi mate i would say go for intel 7260 dual band wireless lan card but do check if it's a full size card or micro but for to make it work you got open the laptop and install the card and install the drivers. If this helped you out please drop a kudos point thanks.




U.Khan

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 121.6

OK, this is my first time being a part of or using a tech related forum so here it goes:

I'm trying to help save a neighbor some money by fixing their wireless network.

WNDR3700 Dual band Netgear router.

2.4ghz wireless b/g/n with enabled SSID broadcast, channel=auto, mode set to 130Mbps
WPA-TKIP + WPA2-AES. wireless isolation is not enabled.

5Ghz wireless a/n enabled SSID broadcast, channel = 44, Mode is up to 300Mbps
No security encription. (i know...bad, but the lady has lots of kids and family members coming
and going from the house so she doesn't want one encripted). Video network enabled

Both Radio frequencies are enabled, fragment and CTS/RTS set to max

WPS settings = keep existing.

IPv6 not enabled, No repeating is enabled, No guest networks are enabled(however ssid broadcast is enabled for guest profile 1)
The problem, and reason for fixing the problem is that the 2.4 Ghz band light on the router is ON however the SSID is not being seen by any client in the house. the netgear interface says it is on and working. the neighbor needs the 2.4ghz band to work because the printer is wireless and will only recognize 2.4Ghz SSIDs. Also they have older nintendo DS clients they would like to use on the network.

During the day the 5 Ghz band works with very seldom (1-2) disconnects while the 2.4 Ghz band wont be visible to any device. in the evening both bands will come online, and very often will every computer get disconnected from either, the 5Ghz band wi... Read more

A:Dual band broadcasting problem, only 1 band works at a time.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 121.6

Hi there!

So about 2 months ago, I purchased the AC53 when I moved in to a house share.
We have Virgin Media SuperHub that does both 2.4ghz and 5ghz.
When I installed it, it worked fine and connected excellently to the 5G band, a few days ago however the 5G connection disappeared off my list and now it always connects me to the 2.4ghz band.

Tried resetting my SuperHub and re-installing the drivers and software utility for the AC53 but alas it doesn't show. My phone however can find and connect to the 5G band.

I'm a bit confused as where to go from here!

Any help would be much appreciated!
 

A:ASUS USB-AC53 Dual Band - Can't detect 5Ghz band

After re-installing you can't connect at all or just only connect to 2.4?

Can you run ipconfig /all and post back the results.
Click Start, in the search box type cmd, under programs right click on cmd and select "Run as Administrator".
In the command prompt window type ipconfig /all and press enter.
Next right click within the command prompt and select "Select All" press enter.
Paste the results back in this thread.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 121.2

Hey guys and girls. First post in the forum here I'm about to upgrade some parts on my Pav G6 1344sa, namely replace the HDD with a SSD and replace the DVD drive with the HDD, replace the tired keyboard for a new one and upgrade the wifi card for a 5G dual band so i can untilize the speed of my newly installed fibre broadband. After a bit of research i have read there maybe issues getting the Intel AC 7260 card i just ordered to work in this notebook. Can anyone confirm if it will work? I read that some users have used a tweak of covering pin 20 and/or pin 51 with tape to make it compatible, anyone tried this or can explain how this works? Cheers

A:Intel AC 7260 Dual band wi-fi card compatibility

No it will not work and the covering of the pins is actually a Lenovo trick that I have never seen anybody recommend for an HP. I would think it will not work since the problem is a whitelist. The card has to prove to the BIOS what it is, not hide what it is from the BIOS so stopping the identification data from being read will just cause the wifi card to be rejected by the BIOS. As stated, there is a BIOS whitelist and only the specific HP branded wifi cards originally offered with the laptop will pass and allow the system to boot past BIOS. If you want that list just post back. 

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 120.4

N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400.

I am trying to get a signal out in my garage at the opposite end of my router location. I am getting 1 bar and "poor" signal. I downloaded inSSIDer to analyse my signal and I notice that my "Wireless Network (5GHz a/n)" is not broadcasting anything. The checkbox for "Enable SSID Broadcast" is checked.

I have very limited knowledge of this stuff but it seems to me that if it is a dual band that I should be seeing 2 different signals, right?

All I see is this: Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n)

I have attached screenshot of my settings

Can someone help me out with this? Thanks, Joe
 

A:Netgear Router WNDR3400 Dual Band only getting 1 band??

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 120.4

My Billion BiPAC 7800VDOX Dual Band Wireless VoIP ADSL2+ Router has two bands:  2.4GHz and 5GHz.  and is wirelessly connected to my laptop OMEN by HP Laptop PC  17-w007tx.  It always shows as connected via 5GHz band only.  My laptop also shows 5GHz band only in the list of available networks;  2.4GH does not show up in the list of available networks.  It is not so in my other laptop which is also connected to the same router and that laptop shows both the bands in the list of available networks.  Thus, I can choose to connect to any of the two bands as per my choice. I have tested the router and it is working perfectly; there is nothing wrong with it.I wonder what can possibly be wrong in my OMEN laptop that it does not show both the bands which it should. At times, when I click to open the list of available networks, 2.4GHz may appear momentarily only and then disappears; thus I can not choose it for connection. I would appreciate any help to resolve this issue so that my OMEN laptop shows both the bands in the list of available networks so as to choose either one for connection.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 120.4

HI there - in Australia, looking to purchase a new toshiba settallite laptop with one of the main cons, accoridng to reviews, being that it has on single band wifi as opposed to dual band wifi. Just wondering what the deal with this is and if this is going to be a problem, and what kind, in having only sinlge band wifi?
Thanks!
 

A:Dual band vs single

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 119.6

I'm needing to update my wifi card to a dual band AC & have been unable to find a definitive answer on the compatibilty of Intel cards (specifically the AC-7260) with AMD. Will it work? If not, where can I find the best upgrade options? Is there any type of list of compatible upgrade options anywhere? I have the U-Verse 1G & a Netgear Nighthawk AC 1900 & currenlty max out at around 45mbs down via wireless. I can consistently get around 600-650mbs down via ethernet. I tried the Netgear A6210 usb wifi adapter (dual AC) & it worked for a while (400-450mbs) but now I'm having detection issues with it (apparently pretty common) & I'm tired of having to deal with the dongle anyway. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 115.2

 Hello , Product  : HP ENVY Ultrabook 4-1046txCurrent Wifi Module : Broadcom 802.11 b/g/n I need to upgrade my wifi module to a new dual band module preferably the Intel one.http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth.htmlCould anyone confirm that whether my laptop is Whitelist or not ?  Thanks in Advance !

A:Upgrade Wifi Module to a new Dual band module

Hi, Your machine was built long way before mid 2014. The chance to change wireless card is from slim to none. Do you know the whitelist story don't you ? Regards.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 108

Hello

I recently got the newest NETGEAR router device, the NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router, and I am unable to connect to the 5GHz WiFi it provides on its Tri-band WiFi. I am currently only on its 2.4GHz WIFI, which I assume is lesser than the 5G. I am able to connect to the 5GHz on my smart phone, so I know it exists from the router. I am running a windows 8.1 currently on a desktop on an HP Envy 700-213 Desktop PC.

Edit: My computer supports 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n radio types - which supports 5GHz WiFi
My adapter is a Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter

Any ideas for why I am unable to connect to this WiFi?

A:Unable to connect to 5GHz Wifi on NETGEAR Tri-Band Router

The most likely explanation is that the wifi adapter in your HP Envy 700-213 doesn't support the 5Ghz band.

If you really want to connect at 5Ghz you will need to get a new wifi adapter for your computer.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

My Wii Band Hero Drums won't work with Wii AC/DC Live Rock Band.

I was all keen to belt out some AccaDacca beats with my newly acquired drum kit but as soon as I plug it in, my controller stops working! The game simply won't recognise that I have any active controllers until I unplug the drum kit. I've sent a query to Electronic arts about a week ago but haven't had a response yet. Has anyone else experienced this problem and importantly, is there a solution? Many thanks.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 101.6

I have a laptop INSPIRON E1705 with a WLAN card (p/n DW 1390) installed. I would like to replace it with a WiFi/Bluetooth combo card so I can have Bluetooth capability. What is the recommended card to buy that is compatible with Windows 10? 

A:Replace WiFi PCIe card with WiFi/Bluetooth combo card.

Given that there will be no antenna inside the system for bluetooth, you're better off with one of these:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 100.4

Is it odd that, according to InSSIDer, the 2.g Ghz band signal is stronger (-45) than that of the 5Ghz band (-61)? My router is a Netgear WNDR4500. Just wondering. Thanks.

Arthur

A:2.g Ghz band signal stronger than 5Ghz band

It really depends on where your wireless router is compared to your computer.

5 GHz signals are effected more by walls, distance, etc. than 2.4 GHz.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 98.4

I am trying to broadcast music (Rhapsody) from my computer to an FM channel on my stereo using a "Beam It" device. I have a Soundblaster "Live" Card in the computer (about 4 years old). The output from the computer is digital so I am just picking up hiss on the stereo. Any ideas about how to work around this would be appreciated.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 96.4

Hi, I have a HP 250 G3 laptop and I'd like to upgrade the N wifi card on it to a Dual AC wifi card. There are quite a few options available  on Amazon but I don't know which one to pick up. Vendors and Users have conflicting ideas. Where can I get sound information about the right AC wifi card? Thanks for your time, Aaron

A:What is the right AC Dual Wifi card for HP 250 G3 laptop?

Your notebook has a 1x1 antenna. It would have to have a 2x2 antenna setup to use 802.11ac. Unfortunately, That means that an  802.11ac wifi adapter won't broadcast or receive any signal broadcast by an SSID using 802.11ac protocol.  I suggest  that you save your money and purchase a notebook that already has the capability of using an 802.11ac adapter. This is the list of optionally installed adapters that could be in your notebook now.   

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 95.6

So I bought my laptop, a Pavilion 17-f113dx a little over 3 years ago.  I am swapping the drive for an ssd drive and I thought while I go to all the trouble of disassembling the laptop that I would change out the wifi card with a dual wifi/bluetooth card to improve wireless performance. I understand that there may be a whitelist in the bios of compatabile cards for a laptop this old.  Where would I be able to find that list?  Or is there a solution short of installing a hacked bios?

A:Compatible wifi dual card for 17-f113dx

Hi: There is no whitelist, but there is almost a bigger problem... 1. The notebook requires extensive disassembly to get to the wireless card.  If you can overcome that, then #2 is the killer. 2.  On most of these newer HP notebooks with single band wlan cards, there is only one antenna connected to the card, and there isn't a second one present. A dual band card such as the Intel 7260 N or AC requires 2 antennas to work. It will take even more disassembly including the display panel area to run the 2nd antenna. Do not rely on the picture in the service manual which normally shows two antennas. You will need to physically inspect your notebook's situation before buying a replacement card. If it has two antennas, then you are good to go. I would recommend the Intel 7260 dual band N or AC card for your 3 year old notebook.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92.4

Hello, I just got my E560 on 9/27/16. It has windows 7, 64 pro installed. I plugged in the battery and waited an hour or so before turning the system on. Everything booted ok and I entered my hidden router for my wifi. Unfortuanly, it would not connect. I finally dug out an old ethernet cable to hook up and test the system and download some software. I then unhid my router and still was not able to find it. Everyones router in the neigborhood showed up but mine. I call tech support but they claimed that it was my routers software. I have 4 other devices working just fine on the wifi and I even set my printer up for wifi while the router was hidden with no problem. I checked the Lenovo site for updates but the system said everything was up to date. I went to the Intel site and downloaded their current driver for this card. The laptop finally noticed the router while it was unhidden and I again hid the router and rebooted my Laptop. This cured the problem. However, I was displeased with Customer service they tried to tell me it was a problem with my router and not the system and all my drivers shipped from the factory were up to date. I hope this will help anyone who has a similar problem.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92.4

Hello,

I have recently bought a new pci wifi lan card (Ralink rt61 turbo) and have plugged in and installed drivers. Initially the drivers the company I bought it from told me to install didn't work, but after some googling found the correct drivers and downloaded from Ralinks website. However these didn't work either.

When using the Ralink wireless utility it says that the card is disconnected, however in device manage it is both connect and the correct drivers installed and everything is perfectly fine.

I ignored the wireless utility and hoped that windows 7 would still be able to use the wireless card as past experiences have shown to be true. This case however I get nothing. Windows 7 says that the wireless card is experiencing problems, it doesn't show any of the routers that should be shown.

I have been looking around a lot and there have been several drivers that should have worked and they haven't.

I would have thought that the antenna is broken or the card doesn't work however when I use it with ubuntu instead of windows 7 it works perfectly fine without any hassle, so the card is definitely working.

Any advice that anyone can give on how to resolve this would be very welcome.

Thanks

Aieden

A:Ralink RT61 WiFi Lan card, windows 7 not receiving any wifi signals

Have a look at this thread.

Ralink RT61 Turbo Wireless Driver

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92

Hey guys,

So, what i'm trying to do is create a wifi hotspot using my computer. In other words, turning my computer into a router. I'm wanting to do this so i can use my ipod at home instead of only when i'm around other wifi hotspots.

My computer is running off of a wired router, so that i can play online on my PS3 as well. I was told wifi doesn't work well with Ps3's normally so i just bought a wired router. So, the mainline internet cord is plugged into a wired router and then another line runs into my computer.

For some reason, after i make an adhoc connection, the computer is not sending the required information to the iPod so that it connects to the internet.

I've tried entering in the information into the Static tab in my ipod as well, and still only get Local Connection instead of Local and Internet.

This is what my connection looks like through the router using ipconfig /all:


Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Kyle>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Crommy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : twinvalley.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
... Read more

A:Creating Wifi hotspot with built-in computer wifi card.

Hi Cromsy,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as that. You are connected to the router fine with your computer, but that tells us nothing about the ipod because wireless is off (but that's not the whole story either - you need something extra to do what you want). The following article should tell you what you need and how to do it: How to Connect iPod Touch to Windows 7 Ad-hoc Wireless Network. Although it says Windows 7, there are procedures for Vista as well (and the software will work with Vista).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 91.6

Can someone explain in layman's terms how a dual band wireless router works? I've spent months reading various articles and websites, and I still just don't get it. I read on one site (can't remember which) that dual band routers require special wireless adapters, but I've never seen a dual band wireless adapter, so I doubt the validity of that. Is a dual band wireless router good for splitting video streaming from regular web surfing?

If someone knows of a good website that offers a clear and accurate explanation, please post a link. Don't post links from random Google searches. I've read most of them. If they helped, I wouldn't be posting here.
 

A:Dual Band Routers

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90.8

Ok here's my problem. I have a berklin wifi reciver on top of my house in a cantenna focusing at a satellite dish. It's pointed at my cousens house 3/4 th's a mile away. I have permission to use their internet and it's encrypted.
But since the wifi reciver card hooks up to my computer usb. what I want to know is. How can I hook up my netgear 54mbps router up to my computer so I can brodcast a wifi signal in my house.
The netgear router connects earthnet (dang spelling)
I have a earthnet card in the back of my pc should I plug it in there and will it brodcast into my router?
just wondering if this can be done. I am not relly experinced with networking.thx
I know thare's another post similer but is there any adapters or anything??
 

A:Netgear wifi networking useing another wifi card

Read other 12 answers