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How do I use my dual band Wi-Fi card to connect to 5GHz and 2.4GHz simultaneously on Windows?

I have an Intel Wireless-AC 7260HMW Wi-Fi card, and a dual band Wi-Fi AP. I can see both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi access points as separate entries in the list of Wi-Fi access points to connect to. ...
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Can you upgrade a laptop from an 802.11b/g to an “a” or other 5GHz compatible WLAN card?

And if so, is it worth it? All of my other devices run much faster and have stronger signals and are connected on the 5GHz channel (they are also obviously newer so...). I have replaced hard-drives in ...
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Adopting 802.11n, how to set it up for simultaneous dual band

I'm looking into upgrading my current Tomato ap to a 802.11n compliant access point initially using DD-WRT x86 until pfsense 2.2 alpha is out because pfsense 2.1 doesn't have 802.11n support. I'm ...
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Does giving two bands in a simultaneous dual band wireless router the same SSID double the bandwidth for a wireless connection?

I am sharing my wifi with a Linksys E2500 router, which allows you to name each frequency (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz) of wireless network a different name. A user told me that if each band has a different ...
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confused with term “Dual Band”

So...I just got my new router. It's a N900 wireless router. I was wondering what "N900" means..and found out that it means 450Mbps + 450Mbps. The router also says it supports dual band. What's that ...
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Please explain the ideal dual-band wireless router setup for my scenario

I have been trying different routers at my house for the ideal wi-fi setup and have been struggling to find something that works well. Our house is medium sized (4 bedrooms, 2100 sq.ft) and the wi-fi ...
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What is the difference between 2.4G and 5G wireless?

I just got a new "dual band" wireless router. The sales rep didn't really understand the difference between the "2.4G" and "5G" wireless networks that the router supports. Can anyone please explain ...
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Using network printer on a dual-band wifi router

I have a DLink Dual Band dual band router. All the advanced devices in the house (laptops, iPad 3) are connected to the 5GHz 300MBs wireless-n band, and all the older devices are connected to the ...
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Will it be useful to have a dual band wireless router when using a Wimax ADSL connection?

In my home, I have a Wimax ADSL connection. The router connects to the net through a modem (IDU). I just read about dual band routers. It seems to be they are useful when the router is connecting to ...
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Get the wireless adapter frequency-band mode in Windows 7

I have a dual-band 802.11n router operating in both frequency bands with the same SSID. My Windows 7 laptop has a dual-band wireless adapter. Is there a way to find out which frequency band is the one ...
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Dualband WiFi adapters/routers

I seem to remember reading somewhere about dualband adapters that can take advantage of specifically-configured dualband routers in order to connect on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously, ...
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Windows 7 PC connected to 2.4 Ghz band does not recognize other computers on the network

My current setup is as follows: 1 Cisco E3000 Dual Band Wireless N router 3 Windows 7 PCs. Two of these are hooked up via ethernet, and the 3rd is using the 2.4 Ghz band on the wireless router. ...
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Dual-band wireless and multiple connections (Netgear N600)

We have a Netgear N600 Dual-Band wireless router. Both antennae are being broadcast at the moment. I am assuming that both antennae have there own NIC, because there are 2 Mac addresses posted on the ...
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WRT610N v2 with DD-WRT: How do I configure wireless for dual channel (N 300MHz)?

I bought a Linksys router WRT610N v2 and I installed DD-WRT build 14896 preSP2 on it. I bought a Linksys Dual Bank Wireless N adapter for my laptop. I have no idea how to configure the router for ...
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Why does my Belkin Play router regularly stop working for a few minutes at a time?

I recently purchased a Belking Play dual-band router for my home. About every few hours, the router stops working or "cuts out" for several minutes before coming back online automatically. My old one ...
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Why are there so few Wireless N Dual Band adapter PCI cards, only USB adapters instead?

There has been several Wireless N Dual Band routers/APs out in the market for quite some time now, and there are several Wireless N Dual Band USB adapters out there. But as for PCI/PCI-X card ...
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Can devices connected on separate bands on a dual band router share files?

I'm just about to get a Linksys WRT610N Dualband router, and I'm wondering if two devices can see each other 'across bands'? This particular router requires separate SSIDs for each band - 2.4k and ...
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802.11n (not draft) Wireless access point with gigabit ethernet ports

I looking for a wireless N access point, which isn't 802.11n draft 2.0 so the final certified version of n, with at least 3 gigabit ethernet ports, does anything like that exist. I don't want it to ...
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Do I need to create 2.4 & 5GHz networks manually with dual-band Airport Extreme?

I'm thinking of getting Airport Extreme dual-band version, because specs say that it offers 2 separate networks: 2.4 & 5 GHz. This setup would work great at my place, since I have mix of G and N ...
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What is the advantage of Dual-Band Wireless?

I've been looking around for a good wireless router, and I've been seeing a lot of dual-band routers, but everyone I've asked at the stores seems to give me a different answer as to what it actually ...