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Windows 8.1 - cannot see 5Ghz wifi networks

Q: Windows 8.1 - cannot see 5Ghz wifi networks

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.

Preferred Solution: Windows 8.1 - cannot see 5Ghz wifi networks

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: 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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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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hi there ive read a few posts with people getting bad download speed using windows 10 mainly on 5ghz is my problem . am using tp link ac1200 . could some one please help me with the fix thanks

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I have dual band modem that work with a Linksys AE6000 USB network adapter. I get the 2.4 ghz but can not see the 5ghz. It works fine on my desktop with window 7. I also have another berklin that will only work on the desktop as well. Neither will see the 5 ghz on my Toshiba laptop Satellite C-55-B5296. I had it previous working when I used the berklin install setup disc. I recently had to reset my computer, and now it won't work even after reinstalling both the Linksys and berklin setup disc. I have updated driver. Talked with Comcast, Linksys, and Toshiba. All want me to purchase a plan before they can help. Hope someone can help

A:Can't see 5GHZ wifi on laptop with windows 8.1

Type netsh wlan show network into elevated command prompt and see what shows.

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I was finally able to do a clean install of Windows 10 on my daughter's Z570 laptop. It seems to be working just fine. The laptop has an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 card in it now but it only operates on the 2.4 GHz spectrum.  I need to upgrade the internal network card to a 802.11ac or 802.11n with 5 GHz support card for her school. In the process of looking for this card I've noticed a number of people are having problems with Win10 on this laptop AND no one has mentioned a 5GHz network card that will work in it. Can anyone suggest a 5GHz internal network card that will work in this machine? And will it work in Win10? Or should I move back to Win7? Help! My daughter starts back to school on Aug 8.

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Hi, I have recently been having problems trying to get a 5GHz hotspot up and running with windows 10 with the latest Anniversary Update. I need it because I live in student accommodation and have no control over my Wifi which is slow and unreliable, however the internet from the wall is pretty good and my pc is on pretty much 24/7 anyway. It really needs to be on the 5GHz band, as there are too many other things on 2.4GHz that drastically effect performance.

I have bought two Wifi Adaptors, The first one was a Mediatek RT2870 (AC600), which worked perfectly fine using the Mediatek Driver until the anniversary update, now it won't work at all, not even for wifi, device manager just says the device is not working properly, I have tried many, many drivers and am pretty confident that it just isn't compatible with the latest build of Windows 10, at least without a driver update (which is unlikely).

Next I bought a TP-Link Archer 4UH (AC1200), Not expecting any issues from a big and reputable company, and was going to use the Soft-AP feature, only to find that doesn't work at all in windows 10 (or at least the current build), the adaptor works just fine for Wifi, but that's not my intended use for it.

I then found out that Windows 10 Anniversary comes with the functionality to create a 5GHz Wifi Hotspot built in, but non of my (reasonably popular) adaptors work with it, or through their own software, so my question is what adaptors actually will work reliably with this fe... Read more

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Since I had he windows 10 "upgrade" I've not had 5ghz wifi on my g700 laptop.I've re-installed the drivers, downloaded supposed new ones from the lenovo website, and still no 5ghz is showing up.Device manager says I have an 802.11n wireless adapter but theres no settings at all in the properties for 5ghz.My router is kicking out a 5ghz signal, that i can connect my fone to, and the laptop IF i use a 3rd party wifi dongle.But I want my laptops own hardware to connect.anyone got any ideas?

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After one of the most recent updates from Windows 10 my Toshiba Satellite no longer shows the available 5Ghz Wifi signal I had set it to auto-connect with.
It does not show up at all in the available connections list.
My other devices (smartphone, tablet) still see it and can connect with it just.

My problem is not an option when using toshiba.com/sos and there is no direct way to contact Customer Services at all.
Also Windows ships me off that the problem would be my drivers.

So far I've downloaded and installed it any updates available, but it still doesn't work.


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I have Toshiba laptop and Win 7. It is brand new laptop and original windows. I tried to install AWUS036H and it was successful but unfortunately adapter doesn't detect any networks. It happened with my old laptop with Win 7(Acer) and I had to reinstall windows fresh and it worked. But I wouldn't like to do it again here. As you may see on picture internal adapter has X in corner and it is working but RTL8187 doesn't, it just says Enabled and nothing happens. No networks detecting. In device manager everything is fine, no yellow icons. Also it is not detected by my ipconfig/all command. The same thing happens in safe mode

Adapter is not broken, it is working on linux. This is image from win 8.1 but it happens on my Win 7

A:WiFi adapter finds no wireless networks. ends up with “No networks

What driver is currently installed?

Try this

Download the latest ar956x driver from here:

Release: 2014-07-22 [July '14]
OS: Windows 7 32/64bit
Status: WHQL
File: win7- (2585 KB)

Unzip the package and note the location
Uninstall the driver from the device in Dev mgr, remove software if presented (checkbox or prompt)
then update the driver from within Dev mgr using the unzipped inf file

Some reports on the Qualcom board indicate that you might have success with an earlier version, but I only see then on the site I linked.

Try the newest first , then the 255 (270 was the one the poster on Qualcom complained about)

Maybe the Toshiba site has a version that works. My method is to install the base or original driver from the PC OEM support page and work up if the peripheral board driver doesn't help solve the issue.

Please fill in your SevenForums specs so members can be more help - All I know is that you have a Toshiba laptop with Win7 on it.

Please don't waste your time typing the information in a post - place it in your system specs - then any time you create a thread, people can look at your machine specs in the lower left hand corner of any post.

Specific model information is important, there are usually many Satelltite models.

See the Easy specs link in my signature for a tool that makes it really e... Read more

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Hi everyone,

This seemed to me the most logical catagory to post this, I might post this in Windows 8 later because I'm not 100% sure if this is more of a Windows issue or a WiFi issue - anyway let me explain and I really hope someone can help me out!

I recently bought a HP Pavillion 15-n200ed laptop, it worked fine the first few days (only have it 15 days) so far BUT it has started doing the following which I just can't wrap my head around: I have two network devices in my house - the router connected to my cable modem AND the WiFi extender that boosts the signal of said router into the living room on the second floor; For some reason Windows seems to magically let both devices "disappear" entirely.
In other words, all available networks in the neighborhood it will show in the list - only the two that I use magically disappear out of the list every few hours/days. I can't find them anywhere and Windows will not connect to them anymore, obviously, as it's pretending they don't exist. lol

When I do a System Restore of a few days prior they will magically re-appear and Windows will happily connect to them until it happens again. So I think it's some kind of Update that gets installed maybe?
In my efforts to elliminate possibilities I uninstalled most of the HP software to see if that was downloading/altering something to the system (I can re-install them if necessary) but that doesn't appear to be it - so I think this is a Windows... Read more

A:WiFi Networks Disappear in Windows 8.1

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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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Hey everyone,

We have new Internet thru Fidelity and they gave us an ARRIS Modem.
It comes with 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi. However we use our own (WiFi, connected thru RG45) because the built in doesn't work very well. My question is how can I turn the radio signal off all together if at all possible.
I can only DISABLE the signal which only means noone can access it, but the signal keep being send out.
There is not option, that I saw, that lets you off the Wifi all together or at least the 5Ghz radio signal.

Does anyone have any insight if I can do this and if so, how?? I been searching the menu up and down like Holmes and Watson!

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge!!

A:How to turn off 5GHz WiFi

If you have disabled the signal, how do you know that it keeps sending out signals ?

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Hi. We bought this laptop yesterday and found that 5GHz wifi is very slow. The setup: LaptopLinsys WRT1900ACLG Nexus 5X On 2.4GHz everything works according to the Internet subscription - 30mbps/5mbps (down/up). On 5GHz, the phone still works accordind to the subscription,  but the laptop was about 4/3. We reloaded it and got 22/5 on 5GHz, but 2.4GHz is still 30/5. We tried many times and different spots but 2.4GHz always worked better than 5GHz.

A:5GHz wifi is very slow

The wifi status shows "Speed: 433 Mbps" and 4 bars in "Signal quality". Nexus 5X shows 866mbps and "excellent" on the very same spot.

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Why is my Laptop Lenovo G500 not finding a Wifi network 5ghz, just find 2.4

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Hi there, I have a 5Ghz router and I can recieve this signal on my phone. I'm trying to get 5GHZ on my Lenovo G710.I guess the native network adapter does not support 5GHz, is it? What are my options besides USB wifi dongle? Laptop G710Type 80AHCTOWifi Driver: thnx in advanced.Giancarlo

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T560 does not see 5GHz WiFi APProblem described here is reproducible since day of this ThinkPad T560's delivery in sleek new state. The only WiFi AP used here works in 2Gz and 5Ghz bands. However T560 here does not list (system tray - network connections) 5Gz AP. 2Gz AP is listed. In order to connect 5GHz WiFi AP one need to disable WiFi then enable it again.Is this a common problem? What could be the solution?

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I have a cisco e4200 and after installing Windows 8 RP, I was unable to find the 5GHz band. I am getting 90Mbs on the 2.4 GHz band and I know my 5Ghz band can give me more. The 5 GHz band is detected on my PC before Windows 8 was installed but I can't find it on my PC now. I have two computers who support the 5 GHz band and both can't find it but did with Windows 7. The 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band are separately named so that isn't the problem. Can anyone help me?

A:No WiFi N 5GHz detected

This is most likely just a driver problem as most drivers have not been updated to support Windows 8.

Using the compatibility mode by right clicking before you install the driver might help.

If you want full wireless N speed of 300Mb/s then using the 802.11n Only mode in your routers settings with WPA2 security and AES encryption will get you there.

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Hello guys I have G7050 Lenovo with Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC But in the device setting in the Advanced setting "Wireless mode" there only b or b/g I can't see 5GHz networks  Tried to install the newest driver update but same problem Thank you

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A:No "N" technology or 5GHz in my wifi

hi therealabdo,
Welcome to the Forums.
From this wikidevi page, the Realtek RTL8723BE is a b/g/n 1x1:1 (one transmit and receive radio chains).
If the Wireless Mode under WiFi properties is set to Auto, this means that card will use the fastest connection possible first, which is 802.11n.
    - Sample image
In addition, a b/g/n wireless card will not be able to detect a 5Ghz wireless access point as these type of cards can only detect and connect to a 2.4Ghz band.
More info:
Wireless: Determine if Computer Has 5GHz Network Band Capability (Windows)
Laptop wireless networking options: 1x1 vs 2x2

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I have a simple issue. I have just installed my windows 7 on laptop and I have 2 networks at home.

1 Lan for files
1 WIFI for internet.

Now if I want to get file for some reason he is using WIFI connection rather than Lan connection. How can I tell windows to use right connection for right thing?

Also for some reason my N router and laptop wiwi is running at only 54 mb... any hints how to get full 400 +?

Thanks, bye.

A:Windows 7 - N 6230 and priority networks with lan and wifi

To my knowledge you can not have 2 functioning LAN connections at the same time. Whether 2 Ethernet or 1 Ethernet and 1 WiFi. The OS will only communicate over one connection at a time.

As to the Router set it into N mode and or N&G mode and have a N mode WiFi card in the notebook.

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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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Hello everyone, i'm just curious. I currently have 2 wifi lines, one normal 2.4 and a 5ghz WIFI. However, my computer, the Aspire Z3-615 on windows 8, isn't able to read the 5ghz WIFI. My network adapter is qualcomm atheros ar956x 5ghz. I've been browsing around the forum, and am pretty sure that my adapter is a single channel, which i guess means it can't read 5g :/ My phones are able to connect, so i'm just wondering if there's any way to make it so that the computer can read 5g? Thanks for the help :-) 

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A:Aspire Z3-615 can't connect to 5Ghz WIFI

I'm not sure if the link below is your computer, but if it is, it says b,g,n which means it lacks a 5 GHz radio. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-aspire-z3-615-all-in-one-computer-intel-core-i3-i3-4130t-2-90-ghz-d...

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All-in-one device (switch, router, wifi ap, wideband modem) is used for internet and LAN access. Its wifi operates in 2.4GHz and 5GHz band. These two bands operate in sync, means if switched off then both, if switched on then both together. ThinkPad T560 does not detect the 5Ghz AP. ThinkPad's wifi needs to be disabled for few seconds than enabled back (wifi applet in system tray) in order to see AP's also 5GHz band. Where is the root cause? ThinkPad has Intel dual band wireless AC 8260. All installed software + drivers should be up to date.

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Hi everybody,
I bought the new Yoga 3 Pro with the Broadcom 802.11ac Network Adapter and have problems with the WLAN.
I have router Asus  RT-AC68U with two networks 2.4 and 5 Mhz.
All other devices has connection to both of them, but Yoga 3 can connect only to 2.4 Mhz and i have max spped connection 144 MB/s.
Is it possible to fix it?
I have tried to change settings on router and yoga but with no success.
Do you have any ideas?
Maybe is bloked in register? (i know is sometimes happed depend of region)
Moderator edit: Added 5GHz to subject

A:Problem 5GHz wifi with Yoga 3

You don't say where you are located so it's going to be hard for anyone to make a specific comment about region issues.
I can say that I have exactly the same configuration.  My Y3P connected to my 5GHz network @ 700+ mpbs without changing any settings.
Does the laptop see the 5GHz network?

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I have a Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter withHardware ID PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&SUBSYS_2230103C&REV_01I would like to know whether I can upgrade my WiFi Card to support 5GHz or not. If so, any recommendations would be highly appreciated.

A:[HELP] Upgrade WiFi Card (to 5GHz)

@gautamhans1? This seems to be your only option. Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.0 combo adapter. For use only on computer models equipped with Intel processors for HP Pavilion 17 and 15 Notebook PC. HP Part number   710662-005 Your Manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04402649 REO

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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 T520 with Intel Centrino 6205 network card. I have ability to run Win 7 and Win 10. With Win 10, both 2.4 and 5Ghz SSIDs are available.With Win 7, I only see the 2.4 GHz SSID. I use Win 7 most of time, so would like to get this to work. The driver for the Centrino card appears to be dated 22July2014. When I try and update from the Device Manager, it goes into an endless on-line search. Looking at this site, three driver options come up, but the numbers don't look like the one that is installed. The Intel Proset software version is 17.12.0 dated 2Oct2014. Questions:Is there a way to switch on the 5Ghz band in settings somewhere?If it is a driver problem, how to I find the correct driver? 

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Good evening all,

My laptop according to the specs has the ability to connect to the 5G network from my network provider but my laptop only shows the 2G network. i can see the 5g network on my phone and connect to it but it doesn't show on this laptop.

I have more recently been playing around with the settings and not sure what I've done but i lose connection every few minutes so i have deleted the driver and reinstalled it which resolved the issue. when searching for driver updates i came across three different drivers for the Wireless, my laptop came pre installed with broadcom but i can see on the support page of Asus for this laptop model that there are downloads for Realtek, Qualcom and ralink.

Can i use any of these or do i have to use Broadcom?

can anyone advise how to unlock the ability to view 5GHz networks?

A:Asus X553MA wifi 5ghz?

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Model: HP Pavilion 15 ab110urPN: N9588EA#ACB I want to upgrade the wifi adapter card inside to a 5GHz wifi card with the bluetooth combo. What adapter is compatible to safely install to get 5GHz wifi + Bluetooth combo for my model?  In the HP Parts Store no information on this model  


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A:15-ab110ur - 5GHz Wifi upgrade?

Hi,Yes.Go through Page 2, 20, 42 in this Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04775872RegardsVisruth

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I reinstalled Windows 7 on a Samsung Series 5 (5 months old) and now I cannot connect to (or even detect) any WiFi networks.

I am currently in an active WiFi environment (confirmed) that I used many times in the past, but when I click "Connect to a network" I get:

"No connections are available."

If I select the "Troubleshoot" option, I get: "Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem"

Prior to the reinstallation, a list of nearby WiFi options would appear and I would access the public option.

Basically, the computer is no longer detecting local WiFi networks.

I won't be surprised if this is something rather basic...


A:Unable to detect WiFi networks after reinstalling Windows 7

Is your wifi turned on? Fn+F12 should turn it off or on.

Update the driver using Samsung Easy Software Manager

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop, with Windows7 home x64 .

As soon as I turn my computer on and the system finds available connections, the system connects itself automatically to the first WiFi network it finds.

Usually this would be my home network, which is fine. But occasionally, this would be my neighbor's unprotected network, which is not as fine. Potentially, this could be a malicious network, monitoring my internet traffic, which is not fine at all !!

A possible solution might be to check upon system start that the correct network is used. However, if the connection is accidently broken, for whatever reason, the system again connects itself to the next available network, which is again problematic.

How can I stop this automatic WiFi connections?


A:Windows connects automatically to unconfirmed WiFi networks

You sure that you checked every settings available 2 or 3 times.do a antivirus scan it might find a trojan or something and check that does the niegbor has also this trojan then you can make sure that if this problem is because of a trojan or virus

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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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Model: HP Pavilion 15 ab268ca notebook (http://h20386.www2.hp.com/CanadaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=T0E05UA&opt=ABL&sel=NTB) Wireless card installed: 802.11b/g/n (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 combo Hey guys!  I recently bought this laptop new. The wifi is always quite low on it because it has a 2.4GHz adapter installed.  I want to upgrade the wifi adapter card inside to a 5GHz wifi card with the bluetooth combo. What adapter is compatible to safely install to get 5GHz wifi + Bluetooth combo for my model? Help! Any suggestions on what will work or where to go to find out would be tremendously appreciated!

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A:HP Pavilion 15 Laptop 5GHz Wifi upgrade?

 Speed, according to Intel, 2x2 AC 7265 could reach 867 Mbps theoretical limit, while AC 3165 1x1 433 Mbps In practice that is close to "real" 5GHz is AC 7265 http://www.intel.la/content/www/xl/es/wireless-products/wireless-product-selection-guide.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7265.html

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Hi I already red a post from 2013. Is there meanwhile any experience with an upgrade of a B560 to support the 5GHz wifi? Maybe this one: https://de.aliexpress.com/item/For-IBM-Lenovo-Thinkpad-intel-7260-AC-dual-band-867Mbps-WiFi-BT-4-0-W... or this:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BCM94352HMB-FRU-03T8215-802-11ac-867Mbps-BT4-0-WiFi-Wireless-Network... ?

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I am trying to find out if I can upgrade my wifi card to support 5Ghz networks on an B590?  Can anyone confirm this is possible and if so what NIC I need to install? 

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No longer able to connect to 5Ghz network."Windows was unable to connect to X"The wifi nw is found but it's not possible to connect any longer. Previously there were no problem.No problem with the 5 Ghz nw since I'm able to connect with both tablet and phones.The "Troubleshoot problem" does no solve the problem.

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Just wondered if anybody can help me sort out this problem which I have.
I have Bt infinity 2 with a BT hub 5 router which enables me to have either a 2.4 GHZ or a 5GHZ wifi my problem is that it see's and connects to the 2.4GHZ but does not see the 5GHZ one , surely windows should see all network close or within range???

any help would be greatly appreciated .



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I want to change my network card to one which supports new WiFi 5Ghz tehnology. I understand that HP has white cards list which my laptop will support. But I cannot find any information of models.

A:HP ENVY 17 j013sr WiFi 5Ghz card

Hi: None of that information is available to the public (us). Your notebook should not have a BIOS whitelist, and since your model has an Intel processor and chipset, you can put in any dual band card you want. If you want to go with a dual band N card, get the Intel dual band 7260 with bluetooth. If you want to go with a dual band AC card, bet the Intel dual band 7260 with bluetooth. Here is the service manual for your notebook, where you can find the part number for the 7260N card. Chapter 3, page 26. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03922401 The 3160 AC card was also an option for your notebook, but the 7260 AC card will work. If you want to get the 7260 AC card, let me know and I will look up the HP part number for that one.

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hi i found out that i have a realtek RTL8723BE and does not support 5ghz was wondering what wifi card that i can buy to replace it? thanks for the help jason 

A:lenovo thinkpad E555 wifi cant see 5ghz

i believe this is both 2.4 & 5ghz would this work in my lenovo thinkpad E555?? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Wireless-AC-3160NGW-04X6034-04X6076/dp/B0188ZZ06C?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1...

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Here is my situation (read carefully): I never had wifi problems with my 1st gen Lenovo Yoga running Windows 8 64-bit. Always super fast wifi and 5 bars on the icon. One morning, I couldn't connect to my home wifi (unidentified network), but I had no problem on my Android phone. I called my Internet provider and they "separated" the 2.4GHz channel (made for further distances, but slower) and the 5GHz channel (for shorter distances, faster). From then on, I could see the 2.4GHz on my laptop, but not connect to it and I couldn't see the 5GHz.On my phone, I could see both. As I obviously suspected a problem with the Realtek RTL8723A network adapter on my laptop, I reinstalled the driver, which partly solved the problem, as I can now surf the Internet on the 2.4GHz, but still can't see the 5GHz.Plus, I only have 1 bar on the icon, even though I'm 2m from the router. Is there anything I could do to see both channels, just like on my phone, and be able to use the faster 5GHz channel? Thanks

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Is it possible to upgrade a C440 (bought in 2013) to a dual band 5ghz wifi card? If so, which ones will work?

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In pervious versions of Windows, the WiFi Networks icon in the notification area was more useful. You could access a WiFi connection's status and other detail pages through the right-click context menu or whatever. Now, the only way I know to access this information is by opening up the Network and Sharing Center and going from there. Is there any other way to do this?

A:Windows WiFi Networks Manager - Convenient Usabily Removed

Hello Mosslump,

If you like, you could create a shortcut that will open directly to the "WiFi Status" dialog.

Open "Network and Sharing Center"On the left side, click on "Change adapter settings" linkRight click on your WiFi connection, and click on "Create Shortcut"

This will create a shortcut of it on your desktop. Afterwards, you could use the shortcut on your desktop or place it in Quick Launch to use it on the taskbar.

Hope this helps,

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HIAfter recent update of windows 10, I found several issues on my PC1- It does not recognize any wifi netwrok. (checking at device manager, hardware is installed and updated properly)2- I cannot find anythin in search tab bottom left corner of screen3- NO CMD5- PC is slow

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I got a Dell E6220 with Windows 7 32bits. Our System Admin pushed the new A/V upgrade from Symantec 11 to Symantec 12 and that broke all the network connectivities including Ethernet and Wifi.

I was able to run CleanWipe couple time and get rid of all the Symantec crap and checked the registry to make sure there aren't any Symantec stuff in there.

I was able to re-install the Ethernet adaptor and that got the internet working. But when I un-install the WiFi adaptor and re-installed it. It never really re-established the connection between the hardware and Windows. I un-installed the adaptor and re-installed it couple times but no prevail.

The adaptor's driver is installed properly and it's enabled in the control panel. But there is X mark on the wifi symbol and it says troubleshoot. When I try to troubleshoot it say the driver might not be installed properly.

I also plugged in the Netgear USB Wifi Adaptor and it was able to install it but it's doing the same thing as the built in adaptor.

I restart the WLAN service couple times but still no prevail. The Ethernet is working fine without any issue.

So it seems like the WiFi connectivity/services are messed up in the registry. I would hate to re-install windows. ANY SUGGESTIONS??. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

A:Wifi Adaptor is installed/enabled but Windows can't detect networks

Didn't you ask the System Administrator to solve the issue for you?

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Is it possible to upgrade the wlan card in a HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab254sa to support 5Ghz The current card is a RTL8723 Eg would an  AC3165  work ? Thanks

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Hi.The built in wifi nonnects only in 2.4Ghz not 5Ghz. How can I fix it?I updated the drivers from Lenovo's site, but no joy.I have a Hitron router capable of both types of connections.And they work fine on other computers.Please help.

A:LENOVO 10099 IdeaCentre B540 no 5Ghz wifi

I believe that you system came with either a RealTek  RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n or Atheros AR9485 802.11 b/g/n WiFi adapter, which only support the 2.4Ghz band, so if you want to take advantage of the 5Ghz speeds, your best option will be to invest in a USB WiFi adapter that supports 802.11ac.   They are usually described as "dual band", 802.11ac or 600Mbps and come in a variety of types and range from less than $15.00 USD, to over $50.00 depending on features, and whether they are a Chinese knockoff or name brand.    I would recommend that you spend a bit more and go with a well known brand, because they are usually built better, and are more likely to provide updated drivers should Microsoft make updates to the OS.   Cheaper knockoff generally have no support site etc. but they are cheap, so you will have to make the call. Also, depending on your distance from the WiFi router, you may want to invest in one with a larger external antennae to boost the WiFi signal reception vs the smaller ones that barely protrude from the USB port. Once you get a new adapter, you will need to run Setup on your computer and disable the built in WiFi adapter in the BIOS. Cheers,    

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Hello Guys, I was trying to connect to my 5ghz wifi from my lenovo g40-70 laptop, but it seems it's wlan card doesn't support it.I am currently using this- https://www.amazon.com/Atheros-QCNFA335-Bluetooth4-0-Wireless-Lenovo/dp/B019GUULO4 as default.Can i replace this with a 2.4ghz &  5ghz, dual band wlan card? If it is possbile please send me some details about it or some link to buy. Thanks in advance.

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