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Windows 7: 5Ghz Dell Inspiron 1501

26 Feb 2013   #1
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
5Ghz Dell Inspiron 1501

My Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop can only support 2.4Ghz.

Is it possible to upgrade the hardware so I can support 5Ghz or with it being a laptop, is it impossible?

P.S. Referring to Wi-Fi


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26 Feb 2013   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

You can purchase a dual band usb adapter...
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26 Feb 2013   #3
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
You can purchase a dual band usb adapter...
oh sorry I know that

I mean like internal components.
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26 Feb 2013   #4
DMHolt57

 
 

Sure, you can get a dual band card, its just a hassle getting to it, so most use usb adapters...
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26 Feb 2013   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Your best bet would be to contact dell or search on their website.
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26 Feb 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Mangoh,

Your WiFi card is a G card which doesn't go past 2.4GHz. If you want to achieve 5GHz you would have to purchase a USB wireless N card along with a Wireless N router .
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26 Feb 2013   #7
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
Sure, you can get a dual band card, its just a hassle getting to it, so most use usb adapters...
I agree with your suggestion it is great. I actually have a Dual Band USB adapter but my brother (owner of laptop) doesn't like it as it involves him having to carry it around, easy to get lost.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Your best bet would be to contact dell or search on their website.
I'm asking on the Dell support forum now

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Mangoh,

Your WiFi card is a G card which doesn't go past 2.4GHz. If you want to achieve 5GHz you would have to purchase a USB wireless N card along with a Wireless N router .
Thanks for your reply. I've already got a wireless N router (ASUS RT-N66U).

That's the name I was looking for "Wireless N Card"

Like with RAM you go to crucial, find the type and speed and then order new RAM matching them specs.

Can anyone help me to find exactly what I need to do, like what Wireless N Card do I need?

Link to specs 3/4 down. Can't find page number on Chrome :S
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26 Feb 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Any USB wireless N card would do. I know Asus has their own USB WIRELESS N card. ASUS - - ASUS USB-N53
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26 Feb 2013   #9
roy69

Windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

You may be able to do it but as already been said this is going to be a pain. You need to ensure the card is compatable and that you can get the drivers.

There is hope though.

Google

Click the link above to take you to the correcct google page for your laptop.
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26 Feb 2013   #10
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

@ Roy69 : The link you submitted are not wireless N cards. That would be pointless to install. He has a N router why would he install a G wireless card when he is trying to go for 5GHz speed.


@ Mangoh : If you purchase a USB Wireless N card which is what I recommend you do . You could go inside your router configuration page ( via the IP address and turn on the 5GHZ speed ) the wireless card will pick that up a well due to the fact that its a wireless N USB adapter card.
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