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Linksys Dual Band Routing Issue


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Got an Acer Aspire 5532 model with Windows 7 on it for Christmas...additionally, purchased a Linksys WRT400N Dual-Band Router that is able to operate simultaneously on a 2.4GHz network and a 5.0GHz network...I'm on the laptop right now and it is currently only picking up signal for the 2.4GHz network and NOT the 5.0Ghz network. From what I understand, my laptop should be able to read both network signals...I have contacted Linksys and Acer to verify that everything software-wise and hardware-wise is operating properly...my laptop says "Acer Nplify 802.11/b/g/Draft-N" which leads me to believe that I should not have any issues connecting to the wireless N network on the 5.0GHz channel. Why can't my laptop read this 5.0GHz network? There is absolutely nothing wrong with any software or hardware components on neither my Acer Aspire 5532 laptop or my WRT400N Linksys Dual-Band router. Both companies have just given me a run-around after 3 separate phone calls with each company that were over an hour long. Acer wants me to contact Linksys after an hour on the phone and Linksys wants me to refer the Acer manufacturer after being transferred to their tech specialists...so, yeah, all in all, if ANYONE has any clue as to why my laptop can't read both bands off my router, I would GREATLY appreciate it.
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bump..
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Well, thanks for replying guys. I actually went to another forum and got answered back. Found out that my laptop only supports Draft N 1.0. Looks like I'll have to buy a different wireless card that can support 5.0 Ghz
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