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

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

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.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Good morning!

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

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

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

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

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

Hello and Welcome to the sevenforums!

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

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

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

A:2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz puzzle?

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

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

A:New Router, 2.4ghz and 5ghz?

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

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

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

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

Thanks for the help!!

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

Thanks for the help!

A:5GHz Extender with 2.4GHz Router

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

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Hi everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is incredibly obnoxious.

Please help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

as etc info -

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

PC is connected to virgin router via LAN...

is it something to do with the IP address maybe?


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

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

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

Any help would be enormously appreciated!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are my questions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Okay so im on 5Ghz frequency wireless fine now,but the problem is if i switch to 2.4ghz frequency,all my devices wont go online at all,im guessing the 2.4ghz frequency is broken somehow? any idea as to why?
Help will be very appreciateive!


A:2.4Ghz Frequency Broken?

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My X1 Carbon 6th Gen recently starts dropping the CPU frequency to 0.4GHz periodically (on AC plugged).  When it drops to 0.4GHz, the system becomes super laggy and it's even difficult to move the cursor. It stays for about a minute or two and then back to normal. XTU shows it's having thermal throttling when the frequency is at 0.4GHz. However, the temperature before the throttle stays steady at around 90 degrees (on load). Anyway, I tried cleaning the dust and reapplying the paste, however, the issue still persists.  Any ideas how I can fix this?

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

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

My specs are as follows:

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

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

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

AE6000 No Longer works with Windows 8.1 - Linksys Community

Hope this helps you get it working!
Good luck,


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Hello!I own a Lenovo G50-30 notebook with the following specs:CPU: Intel Pentium N3530 2.16-2.58GHZRAM: 4GbWindows 7 x64 SP1The rest doesn't matter. I've updated my bios version to A7CN43WW and still problem exist! I put my laptop into stand-by mode and i disconnectthe charger. When i wake-up my laptop with the charger disconnected, the cpu frequency stays at 0.5Ghz. No matter what i do, it will not rise frecquency until i restart or put it againd into stand-by, connect the charger and then wake-up. Sometimes it is locked at 2.2Ghz even with the charger connected or don't want to pass over 2.2Ghz.I think it's a problem with bios or with INTEL TURBO BOOST app....I don't know waht to do. Please tell me when another person have this problem!Please excuse my bad english, i'm from Romania!

A:Lenovo G50-30 CPU frequency stuck at 0.5Ghz when wake-up from stand-by

I suggest removing battery and AC, holding the power button for more than 15 seconds to reset the BIOS back to default settings then see if the issue remains.Make sure to post the results.Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys

I just recently purchased a new computer with Vista installed on it. I've managed to set up my internet with ease but now i'm trying to get my router (Belkin Wireless 2.4Ghz 802.11g) working so I can use the internet on my old computer.

To break it down, i've put all the wires and everything correctly and i'm sure of it. It's just that the EasyInstall on the cd that is provided doesn't seem to be working too well. It will get up to a point where it checks to see if my router can be detected which remains at 0%. After a little while, it says that it needs to reboot the computer and that EasyInstall will continue after the reboot. I click reboot now and it reboots, but after I log back in and everything, EasyInstall doesn't continue.

I've tried several times, so any suggestions?

A:Belkin Wireless 2.4Ghz 802.11g

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I think that is my wireless card. My problem is it stops working if I leave it alone for a few hours. It may be 2 hours or 8 hours but invariably it stops. My icon shows connected and internet connection but when I try and load a page I get a not available. When I use the trouble shooter, first it fixes the interned access point and then it tells me that some protocols are missing.  The only way I can fix it is to reboot the computer.
I tried running the online test that Dell offers. It was supposed to take 3-5 minutes and after 30 it was still running. 
Should I just get a new card and dump the card or is there something I'm missing with the card.
I'm running Win 10 and all my drivers are updated.
Thank you for any help.

A:Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)

What model desktop? To see what network adapter you have, open Device Manager. 

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i've read online that a 2.4ghz phone MAY interfere with my wi-fi connection. Is there anyway to confirm this? If it is what can i do? Move the phone? Get a new one? Btw i have a D-link DI-624 Edition C router. Thanks for the help.

A:does 2.4ghz phone interfere with wireless?

apperently they do becasue they operate at the same frequency. some people say getting a phone with a different operation frequency, e.g. 5ghz, does the trick.

Replace your cordless phone. Cordless phones are among the worst sources of interference for wireless networks. They tend to transmit at a higher power output than Wi-Fi gear, making them louder and therefore harder to talk over, and they tend to transmit frequently, especially when the handset and base station are separated. Some 2.4GHz cordless phones let you select a channel, in which case you can try separating the phone's frequency from the frequency of your wireless network. For example, set your phone to channel 1 and your wireless router to channel 11. If your phone doesn't let you select a channel, try putting some distance between your phone and your router. Generally, it's not a good idea to place a cordless phone next to a Wi-Fi router. If this doesn't help, consider replacing your 2.4GHz phone with a 5GHz phone. This way, your phone and network won't be sharing the same airspace and won't interfere with each other.Click to expand...

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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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hey all who read,

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

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

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


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

keep ur computer, it should work well enough for u

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Hello everyone

i bought a hp wireless optical mouse 2.4ghz yesterday

it is not connecting even though it is plugged in with new batteries


plz help me


A:hp wireless optical mouse 2.4ghz problem

Sometimes getting them to connect the first time is a major pain, just keep touching the little connect button on the mouse and the receiver (if there is one on the receiver)
I would make sure they are as close to each other as you can manage while trying to get the initial connect response.

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I have been trying everything possible to get my laptop to connect to my home network. I am able to utilize my laptop when traveling, but, when I try and connect to my home router, it basically does nothing. I can plug in my laptop to the router using cable, and everything works fine. I have disabled WEP, changed passwords, you name it, I think I have done it. Could someone please help me. I have reset the router to default, and rebuilt it. Not sure what else I can try. Thanks!!!


A:Wireless networking using LINKSYS G 2.4GHZ Router

No help???

Come on, I know someone out there can point me in the right direction!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have updated its driver several times but it always give an error code 12 in device manager of WinXP.
Code 12: This device could not find suitable resources........

Would anyone please help me in this matter.

A:Zonet 2.4GHz/54Mbps Wireless card bus

Device Model Number

You need to tell people more about the device you may get help quicker.

Try to post the model number there are a lot of products made by Zonet. So there is no chance of help by just saying the product manufacturer.

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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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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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Ok so in my house we have a wireless network. the main computer (my dads) is downstairs hooked up to the modem. mine is upstairs and i have a linksys wireless network adapter ver 2.0. my mom has the same cept its version 2.6. well like the typical person we lost the start-up disc for hers and mine wont work. My question is after spending a few hours on the phone with tech support people.. how do you get a WLAN.INI file?! i get the error " C:\ProgramFiles\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WLAN.INI cant be found." help! i need that file!!!! any help would be GREATLY appriecated!!! thanks

A:Hey i dont know if this is even in the right spot..linksys wireless 2.4ghz network..

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I was wondering if I could run a device (Nintendo DS and iPod Touch) that uses Wi-Fi with my router? Is that possible? If yes, How well would it work?

A:D-Link's DI-624 Airplue Extreme G 2.4GHz wireless Broadband Router

I don't see why not.

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