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How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?

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How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?

#1 Post by StarGehzer » Sun May 06, 2018 5:40 pm

X220, Windows 7 pro.

According to Device Manager I have the Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN WiFi card. Is it capable of connecting to 5ghz?
My current driver, version, 14.3.0.6 is dated, 2011-10-27.
I've been unable to find a newer driver.
If this card is NOT 5ghz capable, is there a different card available?
Thanks for any helps.

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Re: How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun May 06, 2018 7:45 pm

Based from Intel's product page it's 2.4GHz only.

You can replace it with :

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Re: How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun May 06, 2018 8:16 pm

Or put in McDonnell's modded BIOS and put in the Intel AC7260 wifi card.
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Re: How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?

#4 Post by Fusion » Mon May 07, 2018 12:24 pm

Or the Azurewave CE-123H, also with the BIOS update, which is a Broadcom card.
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Re: How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?

#5 Post by StarGehzer » Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 am

Thanks for the help.
I've ordered a new card.

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