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Can I connect my g55wv to a 5ghz network?

headdevil
Level 7
can anybody tell me how to connect to a 5ghz network? I can even see the network name in the list, can anybody help pls.
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Pitcher1
Level 9
do you mean on-board lan or Wlan and what is lan card name and driver version?

Pitcher, I am using atheros now, can I upgrade it to killer 1202? If I upgrade it myself will affect the warranty?

Living_Room_Roc
Level 7
The quick answer, No. The (Qualcomm/Atheros) wireless adapter in the G55 is 802.11 b/g/n and can only work with a 2.4Hz router. Reference the following link for details on the AR9485WB-EG adapter in the G55VW: http://www.qca.qualcomm.com/networking/brand.php?brand=3&product=105

In order to access your 5ghz router, you will need to upgrade your G55's internal adapter. There are many threads on this issue.

Kind regards,


Living Room Rocker
And that just ain't greasy kid stuff.

headdevil
Level 7
Pitcher, living room rocker solved my queries, thank for you reply.

Living Room Rocker, it is possible to upgrade the network adapter? If I upgrade it myself will void my warranty?

headdevil wrote:
Pitcher, living room rocker solved my queries, thank for you reply.

Living Room Rocker, it is possible to upgrade the network adapter? If I upgrade it myself will void my warranty?



Sorry for the delayed response. You can upgrade the adapter yourself, but it requires a complete disassembling of your laptop; which would void your warranty.

Check youtube for a sped-up video from Hidevelution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWqDjAQgMaY

Kind regards,


Living Room Rocker
And that just ain't greasy kid stuff.

UnAimed
Level 9
I was disappointed it only supported 2.5 GHz too because I have a RT N66U router but I didn't want to void the warranty so what I did was buy a USB network adapter which at least for now is a problem solved.



They are relatively inexpensive and about the size of a memory stick.
If you do want to upgrade it then the Intel Advanced-N 6235 is a great choice.

thanks for your reply, but what I wondering now is the warranty still valid if i change the network card myself, the original atheros is totally annoying.
UnAimed wrote:
I was disappointed it only supported 2.5 GHz too because I have a RT N66U router but I didn't want to void the warranty so what I did was buy a USB network adapter which at least for now is a problem solved.



They are relatively inexpensive and about the size of a memory stick.
If you do want to upgrade it then the Intel Advanced-N 6235 is a great choice.

headdevil wrote:
thanks for your reply, but what I wondering now is the warranty still valid if i change the network card myself, the original atheros is totally annoying.



You will void the warranty if you replace it yourself.

Clerbois
Level 7
There, someone switched the wifi card on a G75.
It's totally opened, I think it voids warranty...
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/667905-g75vw-5ghz-wireless-2.html