1.    27 Feb 2016 #1
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    Laptop Wifi Question (Sager NP9377)


    I recently upgraded my internet speed with my ISP, but the tech guy said my wireless is not able to pick up 5G. Is there anything I can do? My laptop is a Sager NP9377 and it has Realtek rtl8723ae wireless lan 802.11n pci-e nic. Thoughts/help GREATLY appreciated
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  2.    27 Feb 2016 #2
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    You should be able to easily replace the Wi-Fi card in your laptop with one that can handle the 5 GHz AC band. Just look up the specifications on the card that you have, I believe it's a PCI Express format but you need to verify that. Then you can just buy a new card of the same format and install it. It should be quite easy to do.
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  3.    28 Feb 2016 #3
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    If I replace the Wifi card, are they mostly the same size? I mean, would it fit my Sager Np9377? Here is a link to the one I am looking at:

    Amazon.com: Intel 3160.HMWG.R Dual Band Wireless AC + Bluetooth Mini PCIe card Supports 2.4 and 5.8Ghz B/G/N/AC Bands with Mounting Screws: Computers Accessories

    Thoughts/help GREATLY appreciated
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  4.    28 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeet1983 View Post
    If I replace the Wifi card, are they mostly the same size? I mean, would it fit my Sager Np9377? Here is a link to the one I am looking at:

    Amazon.com: Intel 3160.HMWG.R Dual Band Wireless AC + Bluetooth Mini PCIe card Supports 2.4 and 5.8Ghz B/G/N/AC Bands with Mounting Screws: Computers Accessories

    Thoughts/help GREATLY appreciated
    Yes, all mini PCI cards have the same shape and pin configuration. I have to have a Sager that I have a AC 7260 Wi-Fi card in, also made by Intel.
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  5.    28 Feb 2016 #5
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    The card supports 2.4 GHz and 5.8GHz. Is the 5.8 same as 5G?
    Also once installed, how/where do I get the Drivers? I am using Windows 10 64-bit
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  6.    28 Feb 2016 #6
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    Windows Update will automatically detect the hardware change and install the driver. Should be no need to check with mfr, most don't even post them any more.
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  7.    28 Feb 2016 #7
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    And yes 5G is the same as 5.8 GHz. The just use 5G is shorthand many times.
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  8.    28 Feb 2016 #8
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    Do I need to change any settings or anything to switch between 2.4 GHz and 5.8GHz networks?
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  9.    28 Feb 2016 #9
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    After you install the new Wi-Fi card you can go into device manager and under the network communications section flecked the new Wi-Fi card. Under the advanced section you will see we can choose which band you want to have the priority when it selects the network.
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