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December 30, 2008, 9:22 am
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capabiliy. I am planning to get a new wireless router and I wonder if
this notebook could use simulataneous dual band or not. I can't find
anything on this in the documentation I could get my hands on. Anybody
here knows more about this?
That would depend on the actual wireless device fitted in the notebook
(ie make & model). get the make/model of the fitted wireless device from
Device Manager, then use 'google' to research that device rather than
trying to research the notebook model.
The hp tx1410us is fitted with a 'Broadcom' wireless controller but the
hp website doesn't disclose the model number. Device Manager should give
you that info.
Broadcom were the first company to produce dual-band wireless
controllers back in 2005, but only on some models of course.
Looking at the hp (US) website there's no mention of the wireless
controller on the tx1410us having this feature, and no mention of any of
the current 'tx' models having it either. Personally I would take that
to mean yours doesn't have it either. It's a feature worthy of mention
in the specs list if it was applicable, I would have thought.
I took the dive and bough a D-Link DIR-825 simultaneous dual band 2.4/5
GHz router and it works great with my laptop when I use the 5 GHz band
with the laptop and 2.4 GHz with my IP Web Cam. I can use separate SSIDs
and encryptions on both frequencies.
The Broadcom adapter's model is 4321AG 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi
driver version is 22.214.171.124, dated 10/22/2008, which looks like the