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Old 22-06-2017, 02:57 PM   #8
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I recently upgraded my fibre broadband to 1.0Gbps but my Acer notebook with Atheros AR956x wireless network adapter is unable to locate the singnet id for 5.0ghz but can connect to singtel id for 2.4ghz without problem though the speed is really slow at 72.2mbps.

The singtel technican came to check and claim the network card Qualcomm Atheros AR956x wireless network adapter does not support 5G, this is true?

Another laptop running on Intel Dual Band N-7260 wireless card is able to detect and connect to my singtel id 5.0ghz without problem though the connection speed is only about 150-250 mbps.

Appreciate if you can advise if Atheros AR956x wireless card don't work on 5G network? Any recommendation if i need to upgrade the network card.

Thank you.

This card don't support 5GHz.

If you are worried about warranty, set the 2.4G channel width to 40Mhz on your card and router. This should boost the transfer speed.
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