Check if the Radio types support 5GHz on your Windows 10 computer

How to check the Radio types supported by your computer

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on any device use radio waves. These radio waves can enter different media and carry data from a sender to a receiving device. But there are a number of types of radios that help transmit this data. They are just the iterative versions of the previous radio and have variations in their range and penetration capacity. Some types of radio are 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac. It should be noted that at any time, each wireless signal transmitter supports multiple types of radio simultaneously.

Check the types of radio supported by the computer

A Windows computer uses various types of radio to transmit data between devices. If you want to check the types of radio supported by your computer, follow this guide.

Checking the types of radio supported by a computer is a very simple task.

Open a command prompt with privileges, enter the following command to get all the details about your wireless device, and then press Enter:

netsh wlan show drivers

Under the point of Supported types of radio, you will be able to find all types of radio supported by your computer.

Does my computer support 5 GHz frequency?

For your information:

  • 802.11a supports 2.4 GHz
  • 802.11b supports 5 GHz
  • 802.11g supports 2.4GHz
  • 802.11n supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • 802.11ac supports 5 GHz.

The use of 5 GHz Wi-Fi usually means a better and faster internet connection.

You can also find details on the following aspects of your wireless connection:

  • Name of the driver.
  • Seller.
  • Provider.
  • Date.
  • Version.
  • INF file.
  • Type.
  • Support for FIPS 140-2 mode.
  • Support for protection of the 802.11w management framework.
  • Hosted network support.
  • List of all authentications and encryptions supported in infrastructure mode.

However, these items may vary from device to device, depending on the hardware and software aspects of it.

Ayush is a Windows enthusiast since the day he had his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since the first day and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He was testing preliminary services on his Windows 10, Lumia and Android computers.

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