How To Check 5ghz Wi-fi On A Laptop

How To Check 5ghz Wi-fi On A Laptop
  • Sep 13th, 2023
  • Divya Sachdeva
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Do you also want to know how to check 5ghz wifi on a laptop? This blog provides you with all the information related to this topic.

Before stepping into the main topic do you know what 5ghz wifi is?  So, 5ghz is the band or frequency of radio wavelength which decide two aspects of internet connection speed and range. 5ghz stands for gigahertz which is a unit of frequency that is equal to one billion hertz. If you want a higher speed of internet then you can access 5ghz wifi but the range of this will be limited in certain area boundaries to access. 5ghz wifi is one of the most used in wifi routers' to transmit the internet. So, 5 GHz is better for home and office with restriction of a small area with higher speed.

There are two ways through which you can check 5ghz wifi on your laptop. If you want to check these steps -:

1. Checking from the window option

Step 1-: power on your laptop or PC.

Step 2-: Click on the window icon.

Step 3-: In the search box type command prompt.

Step 4-:  On the command prompt page enter this command - “Netsh WLAN show drivers” and press enter button.

Step 5-: There will be a page open with the options of the drivers, vendor, provider, versions, etc.

Step 6-: ln the last column, you will see the option of radio type supported.

Step 7-: look at it carefully and check your wifi capability.

Step 8-: if it shows 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n network modes then your laptop have 5ghz accessibility.

Step 9-: But If it supports and shows only 802.11g and 802.11n network modes then your laptop has 2.4ghz wifi accessibility.

Step 10-: So basically, if the radio type supported column shows 802.11a and 802.11n then it is using a 5ghz wifi band.

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This is how you can easily check what radio wavelength of which frequency your laptop is using 2.5ghz or 5ghz.

The basic difference between both of them is range and speed. 2.4 GHz wifi has a wide range capability with slow internet speed while 5ghz has a small range and is limited to fix a boundary but has faster internet speed.

2. From shortcut keys -:

Step 1-: turn on your laptop.

Step 2-:  click on the window icon to open.

Step 3-: press the window +R key at a time to open the run dialog box.

Step 4-:  Enter cmd or command prompt in the dialog box.

Step 5-: click ok.

Step6-: Now enter this command - Netsh WLAN show drivers in the command box.

Step7-: To accomplish this command press enter after writing the command.

Step8-:  Now you will see the option of the " Radio types supported" line.

Step9-: Click on this option to open it.

Step 10-: Now, If the Radio types supported line shows 802.11g and 802.11n network modes then Your Laptop has only a 2.4 GHz network capability.

If the Radio types supported line shows 802.11n,  802.11g, and 802.11b network modes along with other modes then Your Laptop or PC has only 2.4 GHz network accessibility.

But, If the Radio types supported line shows 802.11a and 802.11g, and 802.11n network modes along with other modes then Your Laptop has 2.4 GHz and 5GHz network capability. It meant that your laptop or PC has access to a 5GHz wifi connection.

This you how you can check whether your laptop has enabled 5ghz wifi or not.

If you have an inbuilt wireless network adapter such as a window XP, window 7 vista then you have to follow these steps to check the wifi support on the laptop-:

• Open the window page.

• go to the search bar and search device manager.

• on the device manager click on the option of network adapters.

• You will find two options ABGN or AGN.

• click to open them.

• if your laptop shows an AGN network adapter then it has 5Ghz wifi accessibility.

For example,

Intel® WiFi Link 5300 AGN and Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN.

This is how you can check the network band in the inbuilt window system.


This blog concludes with the procedure of checking 5ghz wifi on a laptop or PC.

Users demand 5ghz wifi connectivity moreover anything else because it provides a faster speed of internet no matter what is the range. But in a limited range, it is better than the slower ones. This blog guide you on how to check whether your laptop has access to a 5ghz wifi connection or 2.4ghz wifi connection.  You can easily check this out from the above-mentioned key steps.

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