I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) laptop with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 adapter. I use a Netgear N-900 dual-band wireless router for my home network. Will my laptop connect to the 5 GHz band, or am I limited to the 2.4 GHz band? I can connect the laptop only to the 2.4GHz band. The 5 GHz doesn't show up on the laptop as an option.
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Thank you, Todd. To get the 5.0ghz range, would the Intel Centrino 6300 mini pci-e wireless Card work in my Dell XPS 15 (L502X) Laptop? I think so, but I'd like to confirm that. Thanks again.
The Intel WiFi Link 6300 Wireless-N + Bluetooth 3.0 Mini-Card was one of the options that eventually came out for the L502x model, so you should be able to use it. But it has to be the mini-card version, not pci-express cards.
The WLAN Mini-Card slot on the Dell™ XPS™ L502X system is located on the bottom of the system underneath the access panel. Only WLAN Mini-Cards work in this slot; other cards types do not.
I removed the old card and installed the new one. Seems to be working fine--except that my download and upload speeds are pretty much the same as they were using the 2.4 Ghz band--30.03 Mbps download and 6.13 Mbps upload. Did I miss something? Thanks.