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Should I upgrade to N Dual-Band? Which N router should I get if so?

Q: Should I upgrade to N Dual-Band? Which N router should I get if so?

Hello, I currently have a wireless WRT54G router in my home. I have a laptop wirelessly connected, one computer wired, and three more wirelessly connected, all with G adapters ATM. So that is a total of 5 computers wireless and one wired.

I was thinking about as a Christmas present for myself upgrading to the new N networking. However, I would keep all the G adapters, except for one, which I would put into the laptop. Do you think I would see an increase in speed in the N laptop?

Also, I am using Comcast High Speed Internet. Do you think I should get the Dual-Band N Wireless Router, or the Ultra RangePlus Wireless N Router? I am not sure how the 5 gig band works, or what it is exactly, but I thought it would be nice to have for the future? IDK? Also what about the 310N router? Just a thought. Thanks!

What do you think I should do in my situation? Thanks. Please feel free to ask me any questions!

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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.

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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.

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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
 

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I have an M93P tiny with the intel 7260 wifi card, it is a single band with blue tooth. Searching the internet I found a 7260 HMW AN that is DUal Band and with Bluetooth. However when I installed the card I got 2 BEEPS from the speaker and no display!! I reinstalled the orignal card and all worked as it should. I have another M93P tiny with DUAL Band and BT. I checked the card WIFI card to see what the model is and it is a Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235ANHMW P/N: 04W3777. I searched EBAY and can find plenty of the same type ,m but none have the P/N 04w377?? I wonder if anyone has changed the WIFI card to upgrade to the DUAL Band with Bluetooth? If so please send the exact model numbers .ThanksRob

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Hello

I was thinking of picking up a dual band router during the coming Black Friday sale, but really don't know which to buy or how much I really need to spend.

Right now I'm using a D-Link 655 running on a 25Mpbs connection. I game once in a while, but my main concern is streaming HD video from my main PC to my upstairs PC for my parents. I may also cut Cable at a future date and use the internet for all my TV programing.

I have look at two router so far, a higher end D-Link DIR-880L with up to 600Mbps (2.4GHz) + 1300Mbps (5GHz) speeds and a D-Link DIR-826L with 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 300Mbps (5GHz).

Is there any benefit of getting a router with a higher transmission rate? since my connection is only 25Mbps or am I just paying extra for a whole bunch of nothing?

I am open to any brand of router, so please suggest ones you had good experiences with. I just looked at the D-Link cause the DIR-655 worked very well.

Thanks

A:Help choosing a dual band router

Don't think you'll get any better internet speeds because even 802.11g is at least twice the speed of your internet connection ( 54Mbps) and 802.11n up to 600 Mbps. So, you know, "The weakest link in a chain" saying ? and "Speed of a convoy is the speed of slowest ship". 5GHz range of frequencies is also more sensitive to interference by walls and other obstructions.

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Hello all!

About a year and a half ago I purchased a beast of a router to expand my internet capabilities (or something like that). When I got the thing it worked amazing! I had 0 issues with it for the longest time. But now things are a bit different.

Router: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016EWKQAQ/ref=oh_aui...

About 4-6 months ago I moved from my previous house-(located in a subdivision within town) to a new "trailer home" located quite a ways out from town. I moved in and setup my router with no issue! It worked like a charm. Fast forward about 6 months later; the darn thing won't work! I called my ISP's and they said it's because the router is a dual band router and will not work with their services. But the thing is it was working for such a long time with no issues! I still would love to use this nice router out here but if there is nothing I can do I guess I must invest in a mediocre router.

The problem I'm having is the WAN light is lit a pink color. If I unplug the cord from modem it turns a deep RED.
Please if anyone can help, it would be much obliged. Thanks
 

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Hi all -
I have a couple of questions if someone has some time to help.

I just purchased a new wireless router (Belkin N600) and it has dual bands 2.4 & 5.

It has the option to name each band's SSID differently. I currently have them set to the same name.

Here are my questions:
1. If the components in my house are set to pick up and log into the SSID by default, will they automatically connect to whichever on is faster or less busy, or will they just log into one?

2. Should I be naming the SSID's differently and specifying which components connect to each one?

Does it make a difference?
For reference, here's what's accessing the router:
2 TiVo's
1 Logitech Revue
1 PS3
2 Laptops
2 Tablets

Thoughts? Am I overthinking this? If everything is working fine now, should I just leave it, or can I improve performance somehow?

Thanks.
 

A:Dual Band Router Question

Surely some of those devices only have 'a' or only have b,g or n adapters, so will only connect to the corresponding network. I have no experience with dual band adapters so I don't know what options you have with those. If I did have dual bands I would probably be naming the networks differently and would tell each device to which network I wanted to connect.
 

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i have tp-link WDR4300 Dual Band Router. I have installed open-wrt on it. Working perflectly for more than 10 months now.

today morning, 2.4gz network stopped working, none of my devices using this band not getting wifi. Network will show up, b devices won't be able to connect. 5gz network though, is working perfectly, one of my laptops use it.

1- please share how do I solve that.
2- one added issue is that I am unable to login into my open-wrt web interface. i found online that 192.168.1.1 is the address for that, but i just get 'no page foiund' from my browser, even when connecting lpatop with wired connection to router. Any help, to connect to webUI of my OpenWRT interface?
3- in worst case, with no access to webUI of open-WRT, how do i revert back to original tp-link firmware?

thaks in advance..
 

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I was having issues with my old router so I got a new linksys AC1200. I have some devices that use 5.0 and they're working fine but my other devices are very sporadic and only work for maybe 30 seconds before losing connectivity then start working after another 30 seconds or so. Wired devices work fine
 

A:Dual band router devices work on 5 ghz but not 2.4

If you have a Windows PC with the problem ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.
 

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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?

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I have a ATT/Uverse Gateway (router) and want to switch it with a better dual or 3 band router. Are all routers the same?
 

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Hi Guys,
Newbie here....hello to everyone! I have an HP Pavilion g6 laptop that has a Ralink 802.11 b/g/n wifi adapter. I have a Netgear dual band router with 2 different SSID's for n and g bands. Problem is my laptop connects to g without any problem but does not 'see' the n band. Laptop will see and connect to the n band if I connect a Netgear usb wifi adapter, but I don't want to do that if possible. I checked my b/g/n/ adapter on device manager and all is ok. Any ideas??? Thanks in advance

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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6091 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 690929 MB, Free - 600120 MB; D: Total - 20210 MB, Free - 312 MB; E: Total - 4054 MB, Free - 1098 MB;
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A:Solved: 802.11n laptop not connecting to dual band router

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I have a low-end HP 15.6 Notebook 15-F272WM (64-bit) with a Realtek RTL 8188EE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter and I would like to upgrade to a dual band to take advantage of my 5ghz wi-fi. Would an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11ac, Dual Band, 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 be a good choice? If not, what should I use? Thanks!

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Hi,
   I meet a issue on win7 Professional(Service Pack1) as connecting to a wireless router supported dual bands(2.4G & 5G). After one SSID get PBC prompt, other can't get PBC prompt on win7.  
   But click two SSID(2.4G or 5G) can both get PBC prompt on win10.Pls help check why Only one SSID can get PBC prompt on win7 and other can't get PBC prompt on win7. Then
win10 has no this issue. Thanks<o:p></o:p>
The steps are in the following. 
1.enable 2.4G & 5G wps on wireless router
2.click "Connect" button to connect a 2.4G SSID firstly in win7's Wireless Network Connection (not choose "Connect automatically")<o:p></o:p>
3.win7 will get 2.4G PBC promt that display "You can also connect by pushing the button on the router"

4.win7 fail to get 5G PBC promt(pic1 no ""You can also connect by pushing the button on the router") if click "Connect"
button to connect a 5G SSID later<o:p></o:p>
5.Reboot win7, then click 5G SSID to try to connect 5G firstly
6.Win7 get 5G PBC prompt and fail to get 2.4G PBC prompt later if click 2.4G SSID.<o:p></o:p>
We find WIN7 client also meet this issue in following dual-band routers ( 2.4G & 5G wifi chips are same vendor)<o:p></o:p>
Netgear R8500(2.4G BCM4366+5G BCM4366)
Netgear R8000(2.4G BCM43602+5G BCM43602)
ASUS AC-1200 (2.4G MT7612EN+5G M... Read more

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The Linksys EA4500 Dual-Band N900 Router is really high tech.Because of this, will there be any compatibility issues with wireless devices that try to connect with it? Like laptops, ios systems, gaming systems, etc.
 

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This computer came with a single band wireless adapter. I need to upgrade to a Dual Band 5Ghz wireless adapter. I searched the "PartSurfer" as well as the "Maintenance and Service Guide", Model and Product numbers of the laptop matched and the suggestion was to go with the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi and BlueTooth 4.0 combination WLAN adapter 710662-005. So I carefully ordered that exact module, installed it, nothing, tried different drivers and software from Intel, nothing, checked the HP support assist for updates, nothing, put the old single band card back in, works as it did previously. Why doesn't this card work when both the manual and part surfer specify this card? Please help. Thank You HP Envy 17Windows 10Model: 17t-k000P/N: G0U21AV 

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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?

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So my girlfriend and I just inherited her dad's Netgear WNDR3700v3. They said the power switch on their surge protector got cycled one day and suddenly the router stopped broadcasting its SSID. After swapping out the router they still had various wireless connectivity / general internet issues, so they got their ISP out and found that specific issue was on their side... I'm not really network savi, for whatever reason, but I know that SSID broadcasting has to be on and the Wireless Radio has to be on. Both boxes are checked for both bands in the router setup and the indicator light is solid-on on the front panel of the router, yet I still can not detect the signal on our phones. What's really strange is that after putting a hardline from the router to my computer I can connect via my computer's WiFi... What could it be?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Router Not Broadcasting SSID (Yes! The box is checked!)

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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 

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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

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I have an Inspiron 15R - 5537. It currently has the Intel N7260 b/g/n wireless card. I would like to upgrade this to the N7260 dual band card so I can take advantage of my 5G wireless network. I can get the card no problem, and the swap looks pretty easy, but what else do I need to do as far as drivers, registry in order to make it work?

A:Upgrade Intel N7260 Wireless to Dual Band - Can it be done?

Hi jdvoigt,
Yes you can upgrade from single band wireless card to dual band. Once installed on the system you may consider reinstalling the drivers for it.

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HP Pavilion G7-1329wm running Windows 10, 64 bit.  I tried upgrading the wireless card to Intel 3160 Dual Band Wireless AC + Bluetooth, but got "Wireless module not supported".  Does anybody know if there is a compatible duel band wireless AC card out there? Thanks

A:Pavilion G7-1329wm dual band wireless upgrade?

HiManual: Page 21http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03538328Unfortunately no dual band card listed for your AMD model.You can try this: https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-AC1200-WiFi-USB-Adapter/dp/B00UA98HS8RegardsVisruth

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My sons' ThinkPad Yoga is extremelly slow when surfing the web. Can it be that the original wireless card does not support current wireless technology standards? Is there a recommended wireless card upgrade for this model? The hard drive is almost empty, he only uses it for college work and basically uses MS Office products. No gaming applications in this box. See system specs attached. I updated all the drivers. Any ideas?

























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Hello, I bought a new Cisco Linksys E2500, Advanced Dual-Band N Router. I am going to convert from wired ports around the house to wireless. And received a new tablet and I must go wireless now. I have not set up the new tablet as yet. The new router has a 5Ghz band and 2.4 GHz band. I gave each band it's own user name and password. However, my wireless signal can only bring up the 2.4GHz. I called Linksys and they said the 5GHz was for heavy gaming and the 2.4 was for every day wireless use. I am not a gamer. Would there be a reason to keep this split type of gigahertz? I have tried to connect to the 5GHz band but it automatically defaults to the 2.4 band. Is the speed slower on the 2.4GHz band? Thank you!

A:Cisco Linksys E2500, Advanced Dual-Band N Router (2.4GHz only works)

Hi Aurora,

It all depends on the receiver each device has. Some devices have 2.4GHz and some have 5GHz.

For example, my phone can pick up 5GHz, whilst my PC can only pick up 2.4GHz.

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I recently bought a new router, the TP-LINK Archer C5 AC1200 Dualband Gigabit Router. I have been having many issues with it. When I set it up, it runs incredibly slowly for the first hour but when it is up and running it is perfect. The issue is, it doesn't stay like this for more than an hour at most.

If I try to connect to Playstation Network, Xbox Live, or the Final Fantasy XIV data centers, it refuses to connect. Same happens when I try to access random websites such as Imgur, Chemical and Engineering News at the American Chemical Society, or Netflix. My other router has zero issues with this, but has continuous DNS errors that make using it near impossible unless there are only one or two devices connected at any one point.

Could someone please help?
 

A:Routing issues with TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

you may have a faulty new router
OR
you may have a DNS issue thats showing differently on both

can we see a ipconfig /all from a PC please
ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/open-an-elevated-command-prompt-in-windows-8/
Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​
In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

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Hi!I am planning to purcahse an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 mini-PCI card for my Lenovo Z710. My Z710 recently does have an Intel Wireless-N 7260 wifi card which is non-dual therefore does not cooperate with my router on 5.0 GHz (only 2.4 MHz). My concern is that according to some comments on the Internet Lenovo blocks the 5.0 GHz option of the Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. Can you confirm or deny? I would appreciate any comments on that issue. Thanks. Zoltan 

A:Upgrade Lenovo Z710 with an Intel Dual Band Wirele...

Looks like someone found an AC card for the Z710. https://www.reddit.com/r/Lenovo/comments/4gx2gw/lenovo_z710_wireless_ac_upgrade/

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I recently purchased this laptop HP Pavillion x360 m3 convertible.  When I checked the capability of the wireless card I noticed a  maximum of 200mbps. My internet provider's speed is 300mbps and when I did a speed test, it doesn't even come close to 200mbps. (my other laptops hit 300mbps without any issues) Can I upgrade the Dual Band Wireless AC card to one that can accommodate the 300 mbps? If so who would know what kind to get. 
 
Below are the spec's of the laptop.
 
Product name:HP Pavilion x360 m3 Convertible
Product number:W2L17UA#ABA
Serial number:[Personal Information Removed]
Software build ID:16WW2BNT602#SABA#DABA
Motherboard ID:81A7
Feature byte:3K5F6b7K7M7R7WaBapaqasauawbVbhbpbzcbdUdpdq.H4
OS version:ML
Service ID:20170228
BIOS:F.16-08/11/2016
Keyboard revision:52.26
Total memory:6.00 GB
Processor name:Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz
 
Thank you for your time. 

A:Upgrade Dual Band Wireless card for HP Pavillion x360?

Hi, Please use only:    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrade-Dual-Band-Wireless-card... Thanks

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I would like to know if this model is compatible with the following card:http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Ralink-RT3090BC4-802-11b-g-n-WiFi-N-BT-Bluetooth-PCI-e-Card-SPS-602992-00... If not, then what kind of dual band + bluetooth card CAN I get? Also, is my system eligible for Win 10 upgrade? It says upgrade now or later but I have friends with the upgrade making their system freeze, corrupt recovery partitions and refuse to restore. Any help I would LOVE! Oh! Also, How would one partition part of their HDD to be used as RAM and is that even a good idea? I'm learning.

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I recently purchased this laptop HP Pavillion x360 m3 convertible.  When I checked the capability of the wireless card I noticed a  maximum of 200mbps. My internet provider's speed is 300mbps and when I did a speed test, it doesn't even come close to 200mbps. (my other laptops hit 300mbps without any issues) Can I upgrade the Dual Band Wireless AC card to one that can accommodate the 300 mbps? If so who would know what kind to get.  Thank you for your time!

A:Upgrade Dual Band Wireless card for HP Pavillion x360?

Hi, What is your HP Pavilion x360 m3 Convertibl ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320S (81BN0013MX) and wondering if it is compatible with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260? 

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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.
 

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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.

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What is the highest speed possible when connecting the wireless-AC wifi card to a wireless-N router? My wireless-N machines get 100Mbps speeds on my wireless-N router but the wireless-AC machine only gets 35Mbps.  I understood "AC" to be backwards compatible with "N".  Is does connect but the speed is much lower than the "N" equiped machines. Do I actually need an "AC" router?





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A:T440s Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 with wireless-N router

there are lots of problems wih the Intel 7260 card, it's not just you, issues are slow speeds, disconnects, no data transferred at all.

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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

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A:single band vs dual band 802.11 N

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I would like to upgrade the speed of my wireless network card on my Inspiron 15 7537.  Intel says wireless-ac 8265 has the same M.2 form factor.  Can I upgrade the N 7260 with this card as a simple plug and play replacement?

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Hi there Can I upgrade the wireless network adapter on my Lenovo Yoga 700 14isk to a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 ?. The orginal network adapter is a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165  Kind regards

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Hi there Can I upgrade the wireless network adapter on my Lenovo Yoga 700 14isk to a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 ?. The orginal network adapter is a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165  Kind regards

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I see on Ebay the 9260ngw model but most post if not all no lenovo laptops.  Is there a Gig upgrade?  I have a Gig router and want to take advantage with it.  I have the 8260ngw right now and it works fine but wanted to know if upgrade is available or what is there for my laptop.  thank you in advance. 

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 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.

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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.

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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?
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A:Dual band vs single

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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

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I have a Linksys WRT600N router connected to my XP computer, and a Linksys WMP600N PCI adapter in my Windows 7 computer, and both are enabled with Dual-Band. I can connect to my 2.4GHz and my 5GHz connections just fine on my Windows 7 computer. My question is, can I connect to both at the same time to speed up my connection, and how?

A:Simultaneous Dual-Band operation

I dont believe you can connect to both at the same time. Your computer should just connect to the best available connection. Why do you ask, are you not getting good connection speed from the wrt600n or just curious.

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Hello:

It seems like and od question, but those anybody knows if I can connect and USB Hub to the USB port on this router and use lets say a printer and a external HDD at the same time to share on the network. Also I don't have the unit at the moment just planning to get one.
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A:D-Link Extreme N Dual Band

Check the manual on the D Link site, and I think you'll find that they recommend against using a USB hub. I believe the USB port is meant for a single device.
 

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