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07-27-2012 04:06 AM
I upgraded to the Intel Wireless-N 2230 card when I ordered the PC. Why doesn't this support 5GHZ? Am I losing speed because of this? Will I be stuck buying dual band WIFI routers from now on?
07-27-2012 05:11 AM - edited 07-27-2012 05:13 AM
The card you upgraded to is a single band (2.4 GHz) card.
Specs at the link below.
Max throughput is 300 MBPS, and I would assume that is when your router is set to N only, and not mixed mode.
I suppose you can still get single band routers. Here is one for example.
Or do you mean you only have a 5.0 GHz router, and now you need a dual band router?
Yes, that would be the case if you want to connect your notebook wirelessly.