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06-15-2012 10:33 AM
hi i am running a pavilion g5345uk on windows 7 32bit and would like to know how to find out if my network card was 1000mbps and if not what do i need to change it
also it looks like my wireless card just operates on 2.4 could i get it to work dualband with 2.4 and 5
thanks for any help
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06-15-2012 10:52 AM
Your wired onboard NIC is the Realtek RTL8103EL network adapter with Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s.
Your wireless NIC is the Ralink RT3090 wireless card which is only capable of transmitting and receiving on the 2.4 GHz band.
There is one PCI slot on the motherboard. If it is free you can get a PCI 10/100/1000 network adapter and go into the BIOS and disable your onboard NIC.
You can also get a PCIe x1 10/100/1000 network adapter but I have read posts where folks have been unable to get those to work.
I don't think there is anything you can do about the wireless card. On HP notebook PC's they lock unsupported wireless cards out of the BIOS and I don't know if they do that on desktop PC's too.
You could disable your internal wireless card and purchase an external USB dual band wireless adapter, I guess.