How to tell if 5 GHz supported?
Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:18 PM
Does Atheros have some kind of utility software to check this? The Atheros driver and utilities I have on the laptop include settings for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, but I know that doesn't necessarily mean anything if it's a case of some optional chip being left out.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:41 PM
I copy/Paste from another site
Found this i got a asus M70vm only 2.4 not 5 ghz
Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:04 PM
After stripping a couple of covering labels and bits of tape from the card, I found that it was actually labeled Azurewave AW-NE771, Model AR5B91, Model AR5B91x (yes, it has two model numbers), and 802.11 b/g/n.
I was unable to find any specific information on the 5GHz support or lack thereof for any of these model numbers. Azurewave lists an AW-NE770 module on their web site, but even a single digit difference in model number could be significant.
Even though Asus listed 802.11a support in the laptop specifications, the wireless card itself does not. I'm more inclined to believe the label on the card, since the Asus specs have proved to be wrong before.
I did find forum posts from several people asking about the 5-GHz support of this specific card in Asus laptops. There were a few answering posts saying that it doesn't have 5 GHz capability, and no posts saying that it does. Asus did not respond to my question on their support forum, nor to a direct warranty support request.
The question is resolved sufficiently to satisfy me, so I've included all these model numbers in this post for other people to find when they search.
Edited by CETech5, 07 January 2010 - 09:30 AM.
Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:31 PM
There's a small (4MB) Live CD version available here...
Use this to make the Live CD workable on a USB drive...