dual band wifi adaptor query

  pookie 21:25 16 Apr 2014


I use Windows 7 with BT Infinity 2.

In my main pc upstairs (several years old) I a have a n150 wifi adaptor in my desktop. My new netgear router is dual band 5Ghz and also 2.4Ghz. I have seen a TP Link dual wifi adaptor in Argos reduced to £14.99. If I push it into my pc should my pc work on 5Ghz on the basis of the adaptor alone or do I need to change the internal pci/network card?

Thank you

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:42 16 Apr 2014

Think you will need to set the adaptor to use the 5ghz in preference to the 2.4Ghz band have a read

  pookie 09:49 17 Apr 2014

Thank you

  Secret-Squirrel 09:57 17 Apr 2014

Pookie, your Netgear dual-band router will be broadcasting two wireless networks - one 2.4Ghz and one 5Ghz. When you've installed the TP-Link adapter, make sure you choose your 5Ghz network from the available ones in the list. It's as simple as that.

  pookie 17:48 17 Apr 2014

Perfect - thanks

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