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5ghz wireless adapter

  1. #1


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

    5ghz wireless adapter


    I need to upgrade my laptop from its 2.4ghz only wireless adapter to a dual 2.4ghz & 5ghz wireless adapter. A quick search on ebay and i found a usb wireless adapter. can i get your opinions on this adapter is any good.
    Mini 300Mbps Dual Band 2.4/5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Wireless USB Dongle Adapter | eBay

    How difficult would it be to replace the internal wireless card with a 5ghz capable card. & where can i buy one?

    i am also looking to buy a wireless extender. I have picked one out on ebay. Is this wireless extender compatible with 5ghz signal & how is the performance? Can you recommend others please.
    300Mbps Wireless Super Fast Wifi Range Router Repeater Extender Booster UK Plug | eBay

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Is your area really congested on the 2.4ghz band? If your area where you use your computer is not congested. There really will be no improvement going with the 5ghz adapter.
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  3. #3


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    I think that the 5ghz signal will benefit me as there are a lot of wifi signals close by. Also I have read that 5ghz is best for streaming hd video
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I swapped out my internal card on Acer laptop to dual-band. It was easy peezy, right next to RAM modules. Just have to be very careful with the antenna connectors.

    And yes, I did see improvement in streaming TV going to the 5GHz. Newer laptops usually have the half-mini card as opposed to the mini so be sure you know what you have before going that route.
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