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# 243388 9-Dec-2018 18:23
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Hi all,

 

After playing around with my wireless router which has two connection options I have found out that the 5G connection is much faster than the 2.4Gconnection, I am a bit disappointed it has taken me so long to find this out as all our devices have been connected to the 2.4G connection for the years we have had this router but that's OK!

 

I found this out by downloading the speedtest.net app on my phone and comparing the speeds of both connections on my phone, the 5G was over twice as fast! so we have now connected all our devices to the 5G connection, but for some reason my laptop (Toshiba Satellite L750) does not detect the 5G connection, it only detects the slower 2.4G connection. Does anyone know why this is and if there is something I can try to get my laptop to connect to the 5G connection?

 

Thanks!


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older or low end products tend to not support 5ghz.

 

 

 

Your best option would be to get a usb dongle that supports 5ghz.





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  # 2142175 9-Dec-2018 18:32
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What hio77 said. I checked the specs for a couple of L750 variants from 2011 and none had dual channel WiFi.


 
 
 
 


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It's an 7ish yr old laptop so doesn't support 5GHz.

 

Just be aware that you'll have a lot less range with 5GHz than you will with 2.4GHz so if you're connecting all your devices to 5GHz and have a large house you will find it will deliver worse performance.

 

 




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  # 2142177 9-Dec-2018 18:38
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Thanks guys, I thought that might be the case but just wanted to check.

 

I have just tried watching a couple of youtube videos on my phone to see if the speed had increased and loaded a few websites etc, nothing noticeable but either way its better to be on the 5G as its faster and a house is probably not big enough to run into connection issues. Perhaps my wife will notice a difference when she skypes her family, although that may depend on how fast their internet is also I guess.


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  # 2142186 9-Dec-2018 18:49
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It's 2.4GHz or 5GHz not 2G or 5G these terms are used for mobile networks

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Linux: It's 2.4GHz or 5GHz not 2G or 5G these terms are used for mobile networks

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:-)  What does it matter?  :-) 

 

Its marketing speak of the telcos...sure, but thats all it is. 

 

 

 

We dont go around calling silver top milk non homogenised? (and for that matter blue top 'homogenised'). 

 

 


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  # 2142210 9-Dec-2018 20:27
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Goosey:

Linux: It's 2.4GHz or 5GHz not 2G or 5G these terms are used for mobile networks

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:-)  What does it matter?  :-) 


Its marketing speak of the telcos...sure, but thats all it is. 


 


We dont go around calling silver top milk non homogenised? (and for that matter blue top 'homogenised'). 


 



It's more than marketing speak and is used by the Engineers but has evolved to U900 or L900 U2100 L2100 L1800 ETC......

John

 
 
 
 


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Goosey:

 

Linux: It's 2.4GHz or 5GHz not 2G or 5G these terms are used for mobile networks

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:-)  What does it matter?  :-) 

 

Its marketing speak of the telcos...sure, but thats all it is. 

 

We dont go around calling silver top milk non homogenised? (and for that matter blue top 'homogenised'). 

 

 

Don't we?! You're in the wrong forum if you don't think definitions and classifications are important. tongue-out

 

Good luck trying to compare or buy electronic products when standardised measurements are ignored and specifications becomes meaningless because everyone rolls their own. That's why it doesn't happen the way you think it does.


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  # 2142230 9-Dec-2018 20:54
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I've got a surplus Cisco Linksys AE1000 adapter (Selectable Dual-Band: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) you can have if you want. As it has a cable with a little dock it is bigger than the little USB dongles but is the same era as your Toshiba L750.

 

https://www.linksys.com/us/support-product?pid=01t80000003K7fdAAC

 

PM me with your name and address if you want me to get it to you.

 

 


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Linux: It's 2.4GHz or 5GHz not 2G or 5G these terms are used for mobile networks

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Its 5.8Ghz , not 5Ghz . Please get your pedantic corrections correct
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We all knew exactly what he was asking




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1101:

 

Linux: It's 2.4GHz or 5GHz not 2G or 5G these terms are used for mobile networks

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Its 5.8Ghz , not 5Ghz . Please get your pedantic corrections correct
:-)

 

 

 

We all knew exactly what he was asking

 

 

 

 

BOOM!


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  # 2143015 11-Dec-2018 10:39
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1101:

 

Linux: It's 2.4GHz or 5GHz not 2G or 5G these terms are used for mobile networks

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Its 5.8Ghz , not 5Ghz . Please get your pedantic corrections correct
:-)

 

 

 

We all knew exactly what he was asking

 

 

idk... personally i like to play with 5.18Ghz...





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  # 2143016 11-Dec-2018 10:43
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Ideally a good router would have both 2.4GHz and 5GHz with band stearing. You can then have the same SSID/password in both and let your router/devices decide which one to use depending on speed and signal strength. Older or cheaper routers don't do this and older devices don't support 5GHz.





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1101:

 

Linux: It's 2.4GHz or 5GHz not 2G or 5G these terms are used for mobile networks

John

 

Its 5.8Ghz , not 5Ghz . Please get your pedantic corrections correct
:-)

 

 

 

We all knew exactly what he was asking

 

 

The normal use of the term the "5GHz" band is standard across all countries that regulate the available ranges of channels in their jurisdictions, i.e. NZ MBIE FAQs and PDF - Important information for users of WiFi devices in the 5GHz band.

 

@1101, while you may be partly joking ( using :-) ), some readers will be confused by what you said:

 

  • Most 5GHz users will not be using 5.8GHz because not many of us, including the OP, use fixed point-to-point.
  • You assume that "We all knew exactly" but that is not correct. I didn't understand the OP meant "5GHz" when I first read "5G" - I only deduced the meaning when "2.4G" was mentioned.
  • Your response is the most obvious pedantry in this topic. You are being overly technical for no real purpose other than to criticise another member and make a show of your more detailed knowledge. Even my response here is more pedantic than @Linux's post.
  • Also, if it normally is "5.8GHz" then you should have made this observation in the many other topics that perpetuate this. @Linux wouldn't have needed to clarify the terminology.

 

 

Edited to simplify first bullet point


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