On HP Laptop 14s-fr0012AU, there is wireless card Realtek RTL8821CE for wifi connectivity. The specs mention it as:
Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo
I believe this is not dual-band, meaning I won't get 2 split wifi signals with 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz frequency, there will be only 1 wifi signal. Is that correct ? Will that be 5 Ghz or 2.4 Ghz ?
My current laptop has Intel chipset and I believe it is dual band, hence I see my wifi connection as 2 signals. I usually connect on 5ghz and when it is not stable (due to obstacles like doors, etc), I connect on 2.4 ghz for lower speed but better stability. With single band wifi (like in the above HP laptop model), can I switch between 5 ghz and 2.4 ghz (from network properties may be ? I am just guessing).
Thanks for your reply. Can you help me with the 2 questions below:
1. Will I have the option for choosing 2.4 ghz or 5 ghz band on it ?
2. My wifi is named as Mongiawifi. I see 2 signals of this as Mongiawifi and Mongiawifi_5GHZ on my current laptop (different from the one in question). Will I similarly see both these wifi signals using this HP Laptop 14s-fr0012AU with RTL8821CE wireless network card.
Thank you for the information. Ah, now I get the difference between dual band 1x1 and dual band 2X2, with 1X1 if for the
5.0 GHz wifi band, the card will have a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS, for 2X2 for the same 5.0GHZ wifi band, this network speed is more or almost double or something of that sort due to double stream.......I hope I am right
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