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5Ghz Wireless adapter does not detect 5Ghz networks anymor

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

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

Preferred Solution: 5Ghz Wireless adapter does not detect 5Ghz networks anymor

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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 got usb adapter WDL-U700 dual band 802.11n wireless USB adapter
it doesnt seem detect 5ghz wifi
i already checked/change configuration to multimedia/gamig enviroment, channel mode etc

A:My wireless adapter usb cant detect 5ghz

Do you have a dual band router that broadcasts on both 2.4 & 5ghz bands?

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I need to upgrade my laptop from its 2.4ghz only wireless adapter to a dual 2.4ghz & 5ghz wireless adapter. A quick search on ebay and i found a usb wireless adapter. can i get your opinions on this adapter is any good.
Mini 300Mbps Dual Band 2.4/5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Wireless USB Dongle Adapter | eBay

How difficult would it be to replace the internal wireless card with a 5ghz capable card. & where can i buy one?

i am also looking to buy a wireless extender. I have picked one out on ebay. Is this wireless extender compatible with 5ghz signal & how is the performance? Can you recommend others please.
300Mbps Wireless Super Fast Wifi Range Router Repeater Extender Booster UK Plug | eBay

A:5ghz wireless adapter

Is your area really congested on the 2.4ghz band? If your area where you use your computer is not congested. There really will be no improvement going with the 5ghz adapter.

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Good evening! I purchased this laptop earlier today and was surprised that the wireless adapter was not dual band (I should have checked). I'm very blessed and have 250 mbps up/down fiber internet at home, so I really need 5GHz to take advantage of the speed. Is it possible to upgrade the adapter in this laptop or do I need to return it and choose a different laptop?  Here is what is currently installed; let me know if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for your help! 

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helloIm using Aces Aspire V5-573G in windows 10.Im having a problem with wifi connection in 2.4ghz. When Im connected it says Limitet or No acces.In 5ghz works good.I tryed updating my the drivers but no results.I even tryed to change the hardware of the wireless adapter but same problem.Sorry for my English Thanks

A:Wireless adapter works only in 5ghz and not in 2.4...

Have you tried rebooting the Modems/routers?Shut down laptop, unplug modem and router, wait 30 seconds, plug in modem/ router, start laptop.Install Wifi Analyzer to your phone and see how crowded the channel you're on is.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=enGo into your router and switch to a less crowded channel.If it works good on 5GHz and no one needs 2.4, just use 5GHz, it's less crowded.

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I have this laptop and it comes with a 2.4ghz wireless adapter. I see in the specs that it can come with a 5ghz ac adapter as well. I would like to upgrade it to the 5ghz adapter.
If someone could tell me which model adapter that is so I know that it is compatible before I buy it.
Thank you!

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Hi guys, I have just upgraded my internet in the UK, and I can now receive speeds of up to 150mb.
My iPhone is fine and can connect to the 5Ghz network channel but my laptop cannot.

After a bit of looking into it, it seems my wireless card is not compatible, so I either need to change the wireless card within the laptop, or buy a dongle.

I'd rather install one within the laptop if that is possible (hp) or worst case, use a small dongle. The problem is, I really wouldn't want one the size of a normal USB pen, at the very most, one that is very small and cannot break.

Is there any suggestions on what to get? I type in on google but the dongles are all quite big.


A:5Ghz compatibile wireless adapter or card

I just got this dongle the other day: EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates - Newegg.com

It's the smallest I could find that supported dual band (2.4 & 5Ghz).

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Hi.I have a Lenovo G5070 which came with the default Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter, which did not detect the 5GHz wireless band of my router.I managed to get Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC of Lenovo G5080 from a friend of mine, who was disposing it. On the G5080, this wireless lan adaptor detects 5GHz. But, when i placed the same adaptor on G5070, even though it shows as "Radio types supported     : 802.11n 802.11g 802.11b" when checked via command 'netsh wlan show drivers', practically, the 5GHz band does not show up on the PC's available wireless networks. It shows only the 2.4GHz networks  Can someone please let me know the reason and remedy for this please.  

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Hello All,

I have a NETIS WF2190 AC1200 Wireless USB adapter plugged into the USB 3.0 PCIe x4 slot on my home computer. When I setup the device I plugged it in then installed the software then plugged in the USB cable. At that point Windows 8.1 played that sound it always plays when it discovers new hardware and also popped up the window indicating that it was installing and with the device details.

After that the Realtek (Netis) wireless lan utility started up in the system tray:

The problem I am having is, every time I (re)start my computer Windows treats the adapter as a new device. I hear the new device sound and see the install detail window over and over again and it's quite annoying.

I did some investigating and it looks like the drivers/software is made by Realtek and there were two services installed as demonstrated by the following Task Manager screenshot.

I also used Autoruns to get information about the software/drivers and here is what it showed:

It's basically the same as Task Manger but more details. Note that Autoruns highlighted the RunSwUSB.exe which I guess means it thinks that entry is suspicious.

My first question is, why do you think Realtek has to install the driver, a service, and their software to make the USB WiFi adapter work? It seems like overkill to me.

To try and get around this I uninstalled the Realtek software using Revo Uninstaller and then tried to setup the adapter using only the driver file(s) (INF). Windows was happy wit... Read more

A:Netis USB Wireless Adapter - Issues With Software And 5GHz

In order to use 5ghz wifi, your router has to also be capable/set to allow 5ghz. You also have to use Multi-Channel, 40mhz Channel Bandwidth.

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Recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 8.1 and I cannot see any 5Ghz wireless networks, even though they are present (I am able to successfully see and connect using other devices including a Windows 7 laptop). I can see 2.4 Ghz networks and connect no problem. I have upgraded the wifi driver to the latest Windows 8.1 version for the Intel Wireless-N 7260 card, v16.6.0.8 but no luck. Appreciate any thoughts or pointers.

A:Windows 8.1 - cannot see 5Ghz wifi networks

It looks like you have the latest driver for the Intel 7260 from the link.
Intel? PROSet/Wireless Software — Intel? PROSet/ Wireless Software Downloads

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 will have 802.11a and 802.11ac reported by Windows in addition to 802.11 b/g/n radios of Intel Wireless-N 7260, you may not have the dual band version.

To determine which version you have type or paste the following command into an elevated command prompt then post the results here.

netsh wlan show driver

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I wanted to know which type of adaptor I should buy for ghz and bluetooth capabilities. (Are there any products hat are whitelisted that I should be aware of?)

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I wanted to know which type of adaptor I should buy for 5 ghz and bluetooth capabilities. (Are there any products hat are whitelisted that I should be aware of?)

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My PC is unable to detect 5Ghz band where rest of the devices at my home are detecting both the bands.
I have recently bought D-Link dual band router and installed at home. Router is working absolutely fine because I could see
my other laptop and Ipad are able to detect both the bands. So that says there no problem with the router configuration. Also the router which
I have bought is recently released, so there are no new updates are released yet.
As per the installation guide, 802.11a supports 5Ghz and IEEE 802 11b/g/n supports 2.4 Ghz.
My PC details :
Model : Sony SVF14A190X (an year old laptop)
Operating System : Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 Bit
Network Adaptor drivers: BCM43142 Wireless Network Adapter
Router Details: D-Link DIR-850L VER A.1 wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router.
The network adaptor which my laptop supports IEEE 802 11b/g/n..i.e.2.4 Ghz. I tried installing the Network Adapter drivers in compatibility mode, but that doesn't
help me at all to fix the issue. Also I even had an assistance from Sony Customer support and spent few hours, but unfortunately they couldn't fixed it.
When I cheked in Command prompt, it says following thing :
Radio Types Supported : 802.11n 802.11g 802.11b.
How should I upgarde network drivers to : 802.11n 802.11a 802.11g 802.11b
Please help me to fix this issue.

A:Unable to detect 5Ghz band in my Sony Vaio PC

I think that the wifi adapter in your laptop does NOT support 5ghz. The adapter supports 802.11a which is a very old standard but it does NOT support 802.11ac which is the newest standard that supports 5ghz.

If you really wish to connect to your new router on the 5Ghz band then you could get an external USB dongle that would work.

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I recently purchased 2 BrosTrend AC1200 adapters to allow our laptops to pick up 5ghz wifi signal. We both have the same exact laptop. On one, the adapter picks up 5ghz just fine. And on the other I cannot get it to find the signal. The laptops are Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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I'm planning to buy a WiFi 5Ghz USB adapter, but I don't know which one is truly plug and play.

Edit: By truly plug-and-play, I mean using the adapter without a driver taken from a website (and manually download it) or from a CD.

The target system is Windows 7, whatever version it can be.

Do anyone know if such WiFi adapters exists ?

A:What WiFi 5Ghz USB adapter buy ?

Pretty much any adapter you buy will work with Win 7. See these: Amazon.com: 5ghz usb wifi

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Router is Netgear R6200
Laptop isn't capable, but I have a wireless adapter ( EDIMAX Technology - Official Website - N150 - Wireless nLITE 3dBi High Gain USB Adapter ) that should recognize the 5ghz band, I went into all my router settings, everything checks out out.. look at the properties under the adapter, enabled for Adhoc support for 802.11n, great.
Looking at available networks, and the 5ghz band is still nowhere to be found. Not under wifi 2, of course, under the adapter.

A:Adapter Can't Find 5ghz

That's a single band adapter, it just does not do 5 GHz. Look at the detailed specification.

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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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Okay i'm trying to find a wifi card that does 5ghz and bluetooth to replace to current wifi card that will work woth my system.   

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HII have an HP envy bought in 2016. Just found out that it doesnt have a dual band adapter duet to which I am having issues at several places where I need to connect to wifi. How can I get this resolved, my machine is still under warranty . Secondly almost everytime I come into my home or office network my laptop fails to detect the wifi and I have to restart the machine to get online. This is very inconvenient. Can anyone suggest a way out. Has any of you with the same machine noticed that its a bit slow, even after being the configuration that it is. My old laptop boots and performs much faster.  Cheers 

A:Network Adapter not detecting 5Ghz

You simply identify the laptop as an Envy and there are lots of Envy models. Please specify yours. If your laptop does not have a dual band (5 ghz) wireless card the only way to get one is to replace your card and install a dual band card. That is not going to be a warranty thing it will be at your expense. As for the slow performance that is going to require a bit more information and troubleshooting. 

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Hi there I would like to find out if my machine supported 5Ghz since I can only see 2.4Ghz WIFI and not my other 5ghz which always connected to all my other smart phone. Below are details for my network:- Driver : Broadcom 802.11n Network AdapterVendor : BroadcomProvider : BroadcomDate : 6/2/2013Version : file : ????Type : Native Wi-Fi DriverRadio types supported : 802.11n 802.11g 802.11b  


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A:Does Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Support 5Ghz

Hi: Your notebook has the Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter. It only works on the 2.4 GHz wireless band. Anytime you see a wifi N adapter with a suffix that ends in b/g/n, that means it is a single band (2.4 GHz only) wireless network adapter. Dual band wifi N adapters have suffixes that end in a/b/g/n, or a/g/n.

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I have been having some problems with my wireless internet connection. The signal is very weak on my HP notebook and it intermitantely drops out. The conncetion is fine when pluged into the router via the ethernet cable and the speed is good. I understand the Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi M.2 Adapter currently installed on my laptop is single band and can only conect to the 2G wifi. Other devices on the network do not have the same disconection problem and have much faster broadband speeds via wifi. It seems that this is because they can use the 5Ghz band. Is there anyway to upgrade my current driver so it can recieve the 5Ghz band or failing that is there another wireless card that would be compatible with the HP Pavilion Notebook - 17-g150 that would allow me to pick up 5Ghz? Thank you.

A:Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi M.2 Adapter to 5Ghz Wirel...

Hi: See if updating the driver to the latest version helps... 7.35.351.0 Rev.A (25 Oct 2016) ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp78001-78500/sp78044.exe In order for the notebook to work on the 5.0 GHz wireless band, you need to replace the wlan card with one that is dual band. That is a hardware issue.  You can't turn a 2.4 GHz card into a 5.0 GHz card with a driver update. I would need to know the full model number or product number of your g150 notebook, in order to suggest a suitable hardware upgrade if one exists. The product number can be found on the same sticker as the serial number. There are at least half a dozen g150 model variations.  

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hi guys, im running qualcomm atheros ar9485 802.11b/g/n wifi adapter which only supports 2.4ghz i would like to upgrade to 5.0ghz whats the best upgrade for me? thanks

A:upgrading WIFI adapter to support 5ghz

Hello,               Since you mentioned that you need to chage the frequency band to 5Ghz. It is not possible as the maximum frequency band that this card can run is 2.4Ghz Only with data transfer speed of 300Mbps. However you can change the channel settings in the router and check whether that works.  ******Clicking the Thumbs-Up button is a way to say -Thanks!.********Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue to help others** I am an HP Employee#HPExpertsday

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Dear all, I recently upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. My PC couldn't detect wireless networks since then. The wireless adapter is upgraded and switched on but displays the error below:

'Not connected, no wireless networks are available'

I was directed to run the following command in my searches but it doesn't work either. It returns registry key not found.
''reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /f

netcfg -v -u dni_dne''
Any help please

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I am running Windows 7 64bit retail on an Intel DX58SO2 extreme mobo with i7960 CPU and Corsair SATA3 SSD hard drive, with 12GB KIngston DDR3 1300 RAM.

The mobo comes with a module that connects to an internal USB header which runs Bluetooth and a WiFi 802.11bgn wireless adapter.

I had used Bluetooth without problems for some time, but just recently decided to install the WiFi adapter for the first time. It said it had installed successfully, and showed up on Device Manager as working properly. However, it could not detect networks, and in particular, the WiFi external modem/router on my other PC.

After exhausting all possible solutions, I decided to load a bare bones installation of Windows 7 and it installed and ran perfectly in this environment. And it continued to run OK after all my various programs were loaded.

However, as a test, I uninstalled it from the fully loaded OS, and then successfully reinstalled it. But once again, it could not detect networks despite Device Manager saying it was working correctly.

So it seems the only way to get it to work is to load it on Windows before any other programs or updates are added; and never uninstall/reinstall.

I also had exactly the same experience on my other PC which runs Vista Ultimate OEM. I was using a Belkin N 300 adapter on this OS. It could only be loaded and run successfully on a bare bones installation, but once running, was OK even when all other programs were added.

Has anyone got any sug... Read more

A:Intel wireless adapter won't detect networks

WiFi 802.11bgn wireless adapterClick to expand...

specifically WHICH wifi device did you use? I've found some are just 'flat difficult' to make work.

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I recently installed a Belkin N300 on my backroom PC which has Vista Ult OS. The purpose was to connect to the WiFi router/modem of my main PC which has Windows7.

I installed it exactly as instructed by the manufacturer using the disc that came with the adapter. That is, run the disc first and install the adpater when prompted. It said it installed successfully, and Device manager said it was running properly, but in practice it could not detect any networks. Network discovery was turned on, and no yellow warning triangles.

After about an hour of fruitless attemtps to fix the problem, I did a bare bones installation of Vista and installed the adapter on it and it worked perfectly. And it continued to work even after all the various 3rd party software and Windows updates were installed. However, if I now uninstalled/reinstalled it, it would no longer detect networks, even though Device Manager said it was running properly.

I was curious to see if the problem was an incompatibility issue with Vista, so I installed the Belkin adapter on my main PC which already had Windows7 fully loaded. And then tried to connect with a wireless router/modem on the Vista PC. And I got exactly the same result ... everything green lights, but in practice it could not detect my WiFi modem on Vista, or any other networks in the vicinity.

So I repeated the process of installing the adapter on a bare bones installation of Win7, and as on Vista, it now worked perfectly. And continued to work wh... Read more

A:Wireless adapter failure to detect networks.

Hi, I know it is an old posting, but I've just spent many hours with similar problems of the nic says ok and drivers all ok, but no connection.
I found this information to share.

1) On web, some people report disabling or having to remove anti virus and/or firewalls. Zone Alarm and Kapersky are both mentioned as being disabled/removed to solve similar issues. I had ZA and disabling didn't solve my connection problem.

2) This did solve for me. Boot into safe mode, in device manager disabled the wireless. Then in device manager rescanned hardware, which reloaded the wireless. After reboot normally, the wireless worked! I experienced/confirmed this with both a Rosewill pci nic and a Edimax usb wireless adapter.

Hope this helps.

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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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Hi there

If you use Chromecast - great device too even if it is made by Google a drawback is that the wifi receiver in the Chromecast device is limited to the 2.4 GHZ band which can get severely congested at times (so slow performance).

This little device is an Ethernet adapter for your Chromecast - so you can plug the thing straight into your router / cablebox via its LAN connection.

Now you can use 5GHZ band on your client devices -- much faster wifi experiemce - for example I'm getting absolutely no video lag accessing Chromecast using 5GHZ band with INTEL Dual band AC7265 wifi adapter built in to my laptop.

If you have 5GHZ band available on your router - especially in urban areas / large cities use it before "The masses" discover it. !!!



A:Chromecast - ethernet adapter - you can use 5GHZ wifi for clients

There is a way of connecting Chromecast via hard-wired Ethernet at about 1/3 cost of Google's device by buying a couple of adapters from your local electronics store or Amazon. See https://productforums.google.com/for...st/xo_NDh5CZA8

I've just done this and it works fine.

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Seems the Realtek 2x2 11bgn Wirelss **bleep** M2 Adapter that came with the T440P cannot work with 5Ghz ? I have seen articles claiming that the card cannot be replaced and others suggesting it can (but only if on a Whitelist ?).  Anybody know the answer to this? And assuming I can change the card, any recommendations ?   

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How can I tell if my wireless LAN card has 5ghz? If it does how do I turn it on? I have a 802.11n Wireless LAN card.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:How can I tell if my wireless LAN card has 5ghz?

If you've bought the card in the last 5 years then the answer is probably no. What is the make and model of the card? You can check in device manager (Click Start> Run> type: 'mmc devmgmt.msc' and hit enter). Look under network adaptors.

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My HP OMEN does't detect 5GHz networks. Should it detect it thes networks? Can I install other drivers? Can I configure it better? My Wireless Info is> netsh wlan show driversNombre de interfaz: Wi-Fi    Controlador                : Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260    Proveedor                  : Intel Corporation    Proveedor               : Intel    Fecha                      : 03/11/2015    Versión                    :    Archivo INF                : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem23.inf    Archivos                   : 2 total                                 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\Netwbw02.sys   &... Read more

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Can I buy and add a dual band adapter to my laptop?  Right now I have the most updated driver for my Realtek RTL8188EE 801.11 bgn Wi-Fi adapter -- which does not access 5GHz bandwidth.  Is it possible to buy a dual band adapter that will work with my laptop and, if so, can I just attach it to the laptop by a USB port or would I have to take my laptop in to be opened?

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Bought a new router Netgear WNDR 3700 and a wireless netwerk card for my desktop Hercules N PCI card (HWNP-300)

Router is using both 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz netwerk. I can see both SSID's on my laptop (available wireless networks) running windows xp. But on my desktop running windows 7 Home Edition I can only see the 2.4 Ghz and not the 5 Ghz .

I reported the question at the support desk of Hercules but received the answer that this is a operating system issue.

Any ideas, suggestions, reactions, ...

Thanks in advance !

A:Wireless 5Ghz netwerk not visible

Quote: Originally Posted by Stevensm


Bought a new router Netgear WNDR 3700 and a wireless netwerk card for my desktop Hercules N PCI card (HWNP-300)

Router is using both 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz netwerk. I can see both SSID's on my laptop (available wireless networks) running windows xp. But on my desktop running windows 7 Home Edition I can only see the 2.4 Ghz and not the 5 Ghz .

I reported the question at the support desk of Hercules but received the answer that this is a operating system issue.

Any ideas, suggestions, reactions, ...

Thanks in advance !

From Hercules Wireless N PCI Card (HWNP-300) - WiFi - Hercules
* Compatible with available WiFi standards (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

It does not says 802.11a, thus I assume it does not works with 5GHz frequency. All the compatible standards are for 2.4GHz band.

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Greetings all! Im new here and not really good with tech stuff so please forgive me if this problem I have is easy to resolve. I recently purchased the Linksys AE1000 wireless USB adapter for my desktop computer. It is currently connect to my Linksys WRT400N Dual Band Wireless Router.
My problem I have is that I am currently getting 2/5 bars for signal strength where my 2.4 channel gets 5/5 bars. I was wondering if there's specific settings I need to adjust to improve the signal strength for 5Ghz channel other than the "default" settings. My router is located in the living room of my house and isn't far away from the bedroom I have my desktop in, so I do not believe it would be caused by distance.
The reason for me wanting to use the 5ghz channel is because I play a lot of online games and I have noticing a lag that I have never received before. My brother plays the same games on my laptop in the same room and he never gets lag like I do. I have 2 laptops, another desktop, ps3, and 2 xboxs connected to the 2.4ghz so I figure switching to the 5ghz would be a good idea since nothing was on it sharing the connection.
Any assistance would be great and I appreciate the time took to read and helping with this issue. Thank you.

A:Low Signal Using 5Ghz Wireless Channel

See Is 5 GHz Wireless Network Hardware Better than 2.4 GHz?. In particular:

GHz and Network Range

The higher the frequency of a wireless signal, the shorter its range. Thus, 2.4 GHz networks cover a substantially larger range than 5 GHz wireless networks. In particular, the higher frequency wireless signals of 5 GHz networks do not penetrate solid objects nearly as well as do 2.4 GHz signals, limiting their reach inside homes. Click to expand...

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Hi, just registered....

Here's my issue and I hope there's a solution. I just recently upgraded my internet and modem/wireless router to one that broadcasts 2.4ghz and 5ghz. All my devices connected to the 5ghz signal no problem, except the PS4. It's only compatible with 2.4ghz.

So I picked up a D-link DAP-1620 dual band extender with ethernet port. The idea was to get the extender to connect to the 5ghz signal, then hardwire the PS4 into it, tricking it into thinking it was in a LAN.

The problem is the automatic connect feature on the extender looks like it makes it connect to the 2.4ghz by default. I tried to manually set it up to the 5ghz signal but it won't detect it. What's strange is it sees other peoples' 5ghz networks. I also tried disabling the 2.4ghz signal from my router's setting, hoping the extender would have no choice but to extend the 5ghz signal... Nope. Didn't work.

Anyone run across something like this before? I wonder what else I have to do in my router's settings to let the 5ghz signal to be seen by the extender. Thanks.

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i just wanna know if my laptop will connect to 5ghz and if not, can i upgrade it?? 

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My XPS 8900 with the Dell Wireless-N 1801 adapter can't see my 5GHz network.  It only sees my 2.4GHz. The 8900 sits right next to my HP Pavilion (5+ years old) which always runs on my 5GHz. Does the Dell Wireless-N 1801 not support 5GHz (scary thought) ? Any ideas ?

A:XPS 8900, Dell Wireless-N 1801, 5GHz ?

I think you mean 5GHz network.  
5G = 5th generation mobile technology

different card, same concept http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/network-internet-wireless/f/3324/t/19340207

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I would like to know if this laptop is able to see the 5ghz wireless signal. version with i5 5200 u 8gb ram 500 gb hard disk and nvidia 520

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Good day, I'm looking for a recommendation for a new card that will support 'N' and 5GHZ ? HP Envy DV7-7270ca existing original wireless is an Intel Centrio Wireless-N 2230 card. Thank you for your insight. Todd 

A:DV7-7270ca - n/5Ghz wireless card upgrade recommendation

serial # [Personal Information Removed] if it helps. It has since been upgraded to Win 10 with a solid state drive.


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Hi all, I am looking for an upgrade of my current b/g/n 2.4ghz wireless card, because right now I have 200/200mb speed connection and I would like to benefit of it, but I don't know if exists any compatible card with my board. Could someone help me? Thanks all!

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We now have 1 gig fiber speed in our city and I am unable to use the 5ghz option with latest driver.
I downloaded this driver 
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth4.0 Driver
XPS-8700_Network_Driver_G9NMY_WN32_10.0.0.301_A01.EXE | Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® (282 MB)Network|Release date 29 Dec 2014|Last Updated 30 Dec 2014
But still unable to take advantage of the higher wireless speeds without a 5 ghz driver, am I stuck with this?  Or do I need a new wireless card that can be inserted to enable the higher speed
Any help or options would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Dell xps 8700 1703 wireless driver for 2.4 & --> [5ghz] ??

Hi Dudleytm,
Unfortunately, Dell Wireless 1703 doesn't support 5 Ghz operating frequency. You might have to look into upgrading the wireless card to Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 Wireless/Bluetooth Half Mini-Card, as this card is compatible with 5Ghz operating frequency. 
Hope that helps. Do let me know if you have any issues or questions. 

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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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Hi! Computer: Lenovo ThinkPad T550 with Windows 10 Pro SP 1 Wlan Card: Intel Wireless- N7265, Model: 7265NGW BNFFC id: PD97265NGU-IC1000M-7265NG Problem: The WiFi card cannot handle 5 GHz networks and Wireless Mode can only be set to 802.11b/g not 802.11a/b/g, because that option doesn't exist.Is it a cheap crap card that doesn't have the 5 GHz feature or is it a Windows 10 issue? I've visiting several forums, but haven't been able to find any solution.I'm very thankful to receive any replies! Thanks and best regards ? Jorgen.

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Good morning, I want update my wireless card for have 802.11n or/and 802.11ac in my laptop. But i need to have certain about the cart. Thus anyone know some card compatible with my laptop? Thank in advanced,Regards

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This is worst purchase I've ever made. I bought this stupid laptop for approx. 1100$ and this although being i7 2.5GHz, 12GB RAM is slower than my previous i3 laptop. Like, it keeps hanging. And today I got to know that this stupid super expensive laptop cannot support the 5GHz frequency band for wireless network. So, I'll have to live with a slow internet plan of max. 30MBPS when the internet router gives 200MBPS as per my internet plan on 5GHz band. Also, I don't think this stupid laptop supports Bluetooth also. Hoping if anyone could let me know of ways to get these issues fixed(5GHz network and Bluetooth). This would probably be my last HP purchase Spoiler (Highlight to read)  .

A:Pathetic laptop HP ENVY 17 Notebook!! 5GHz Wireless Network ...

Hi, Firstly we need to know what is it ? 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 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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I acquired a Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition Desktop
(i7-6700; 16Gb ram; Win10; Gtx960; Dell Wireless 802.11 b/g/n).
I want to upgrade the wireless card to enable a 5GHz-AC connection to my ASUS RT AC87U router.
It looks like usb wireless adapters suffer from disconnection and break downs along the way (got this from reading reviews on amazon)
Can anyone recommend a few new AC wireless cards compatible with this desktop? (head about the Intel 7260 but I dont know if there are newer ones).
Thanks in advance!

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