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My Laptop Cannot Detect 5G Network

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My Laptop Cannot Detect 5G Network

I have a Lenovo Laptop G50-80 using Windows 10 and it will not detect the 5G network but does detect the 2G network...what could be wrong?

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Assistant Professor

Re: My Laptop Cannot Detect 5G Network

I looked up the specs on it and appears to come with type "n" WiFi card, not "ac" which is required to see and use the 5 GHz band.

 

EDIT: Further searching shows some versions have "ac" cards, so depends what version of the laptop you have.

New Member

Re: My Laptop Cannot Detect 5G Network

Some older wifi cards won't recognize 5g.  You can by a cheap - $15  -network adapter from Amazon that plugs into a USB port.  Works fine for me.

Professor

Re: My Laptop Cannot Detect 5G Network

I'm actually getting one of those to try. 

 


Some older wifi cards won't recognize 5g.  You can by a cheap - $15  -network adapter from Amazon that plugs into a USB port.  Works fine for me.


 

Professor

Re: My Laptop Cannot Detect 5G Network

Update: I got one of those whatsits and it works perfectly.