Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on any device make use of the Radio waves. These radio waves can penetrate various mediums and transport data from a sender to a receiver device. But there are a number of types of radios that help in transmitting this data. They are just the iterating versions of the preceding radio and have variations in their range and penetration capability. Some of the radio types are 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac. It is worth noting that at any given time, each wireless signal transmitter has support for multiple radio types simultaneously.
Check Radio types supported by computer
A Windows computer uses various radio types to transmit data between devices. If you want to check the Radio types supported by your computer, follow this guide.
Checking the Radio types supported by a computer is a very straightforward task.
Open an elevated Command Prompt, type in the following command to get all the details about your Wireless device, and hit Enter:
netsh wlan show drivers
Under the item of Radio types supported, you will be able to find all the Radio types supported by your computer.
Does my computer support 5GHz?
For your information:
- 802.11a supports 2.4GHz
- 802.11b supports 5GHz
- 802.11g supports 2.4GHz
- 802.11n supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- 802.11ac supports 5GHz.
Using 5GHz Wi-Fi usually means a better and faster internet connection.
You can also find details about the following aspects of your Wireless connection:
- Driver name.
- INF file.
- FIPS 140-2 mode support.
- 802.11w Management Frame Protection support.
- Hosted network support.
- List of all authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode.
However, these items can vary from device to device depending upon the hardware as well as the software aspects of the same.
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