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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:27 PM
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I just got a WNDR3700 yesterday and cannot get 5ghz to work. I have them named different, and both checked to broadcast. But ob=nly the 2.4ghz shows up in my wireless netwroks list. What am I doing wrong?

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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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What wireless device or adaptor is the PC fitted with?
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:48 PM
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Intel WiFi link 1000 bgn. I am running Windows 7

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Old May 19th, 2010, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: No 5ghz

that is a 2.4ghz part. you need to get a dual band card or usb adapter.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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Thanks for your help!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: No 5ghz

Paul1973 or Mars Mug, do you have a 5ghz duaL band card you recommend? I have a HP G61 laptop with a atheros ar9285 802.11b/g/n wireless device. Any issues in replacing the card in a laptop?

I'm also getting just the 2.4ghz and apparently need help with this!

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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: No 5ghz

Just to give you a heads up there is NO reason to use 5Ghz unless your current card does not support N speeds or if you cannot do channel bonding in 2.4ghz.

5.0 ghz is the same max speed as 2.4, 5.0 will not go as far as 2.4
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: No 5ghz

I have a couple of WNDA3100v2 USB adaptors that have given me no trouble at all, and an Intel 4965 PCI card in the laptop which is fine for 5GHz but not so smart with 2.4GHz. But I agree with Ccdoggy that unless you are in a 2.4GHz congested area you may see little or no benefit from using the 5GHz band.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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I bought an A,G, N card for my HP for $10.00 off ebay new sealed in plastic 4965A G N
, they have newer cards that might suit you better , think this one is limited to150Mbps on 2.4 band , but get 300 on the 5.0 band
http://stores.ebay.com/compaqparts
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Old May 20th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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What size card will your laptop take? A miniPCI Card, or a PCIe Card, or half length PCIe Card?

The current leader of laptop wireless cards seems to be the Intel 5300, but it is a PCIe Card.

The wireless cards for laptops with the lastest functionality all seem to be variations on the PCIe Card. My laptop only take an older miniPCI Card. If you find a dual band miniPCI Card capable of 300 Mbps Wireless N, share the information.
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