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Tym4myself
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Pavilion dv7 slow wireless. Cannot see 5GHz network

I have a DV7 with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 card.

 

I can see the 2.4 GHz wireless network. However, this PC cannot see the 5 GHz wireless network. I have 3 Dell computers, an iPhone, iPad, etc which can all see the 5 GHz network. The 5GHz network is much faster and I'd like to connect to that. But it doesn't even show up in the list of avaliable wireless networks. Even if I manually create it, I still cannot connect.

 

Any information on how to fix this would be great.


TIA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: Pavilion dv7 slow wireless. Cannot see 5GHz network

Hi:

 

I took a look at the specs on the card you have from Intel which I have posted at the link below.

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/centrino/centrino-wireless-n-2230-brief.html

 

The card in your PC is only a single band card (2.4 GHz only), which is why it isn't detecting the %.0 GHz signal from your router.

 

Paul

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