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Using USB wireless adapter instead of the PCI

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  • Connectivity
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Wireless Adapter
  • USB
  • Wireless Networking
  • Product
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February 12, 2012 8:38:19 PM

Hello,
I have an HP dv7 6 series laptop with a wifi card that only supports 2.4 mhz. HP says they don't have a card that supports 5 mhz that I can upgrade to. Can I just use a USB 5 mhz adapter to see my dual router. What I mean is can I have both installed on the computer and use one or the other as I choose. Thanks.

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a c 80 α HP
February 12, 2012 8:45:12 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This would fit your needs ^ just disable your internal card
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February 12, 2012 8:51:39 PM

How do I disable it and do I have to disable it?
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a c 80 α HP
February 12, 2012 9:14:15 PM

The adapter in the link above will give you both bands.You can disable the internal one in your device manager.
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February 12, 2012 9:42:57 PM

I have an Asus dual band black diamond router that I just got. Do you think the Asus Black Diamond adapter would be better suited?
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a c 80 α HP
February 12, 2012 10:55:36 PM

If it is dual band it should work fine,but brand shouldn't matter.
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February 13, 2012 12:14:12 AM

Thanks
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a c 80 α HP
February 13, 2012 12:15:03 AM

Keep us posted.Your welcome.
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February 13, 2012 11:22:12 AM

@area51reopened : Its best to match chipsets and firmware versions if using the advanced features of your adapters. to guarantee that the features will work as different manufactures have different interpretations of the standards.
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February 23, 2012 12:14:10 AM

Best answer selected by michaelbex.
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a c 80 α HP
February 23, 2012 12:20:39 AM

This topic has been closed by Area51reopened
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