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Dual Band Router --what type of card?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by erg57, Oct 19, 2009.

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  1. erg57

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    I have a dual band wireless router with 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz using the N standard. I am purchasing a laptop soon. What kind of wireless card will I need to access the the 5.0ghz frequencies? Do I need to have a dual band wireless card or will just a N standard wireless card suffice to see the 5.0 ghz? My work laptop with a "G" wireless card recognizes the 2.4ghz band only, which makes sense.
     
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  3. JohnWill

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    It would be an 802.11n card. 802.11a also uses the 5.8ghz band, but that's not exactly popular anymore. :)
     
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    Thanks. Glad you confirmed this because I was having trouble finding OEM offering a dual band card option.
     
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    All 802.11n cards are dual-band. :)
     
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    I was not aware of that. Thanks.
     
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