06-29-2017 05:58 PM
I have an HP Pavilion Slimline 400 Series Desktop Pc, and maybe a year ago the wi-fi started crawling. I contacted my ISP and they told me most likely my wi-fi antenna inside the PC probably has gone bad, and That my PC was so old that it's not suited to recognize the 5ghz network.
So I was wondering is there any accessories I can purchase or possible upgrades I can perform on my PC to get the wi-fi working again at a premium level. Also is there any easy way to replace the PC unit's internal wi-fi adapter?
Thank you for your comments
06-30-2017 01:21 PM
07-03-2017 07:27 PM
07-04-2017 08:09 PM
Even wireless N won't recognize the 5ghz Network in certain circumstances, you'll need Wireless AC to recognize that from the router. I know that many computers out on the market of the budget range won't access the 5ghz network because of the hardware embedded on it.
Those adapters get very expensive starting at a minimum of $29 and go up in price. If you want to continue to enjoy the full speed your ISP has to offer consider buying a Range extender and hardwiring it via the ethernet cable.
07-04-2017 08:14 PM
Your computer is considered "old" based on the release data that HP has for it. I don't think 5ghz was around back then or many devices did not support it at the time but I could be wrong.
07-06-2017 01:20 AM
Well here is an update
My ISP changed the lines coming from outside to in and for a day or two my connection was still intermittent, then the 3rd day it started zooming I actually had all bars light up on wifi signal bar on the CPU, I ran a wifi analyzer and it said 100 percent signal so I thought everything was fixed,come today back to intermittent again My ISP keeps giving the same old troubleshooting steps I get my wifi adapter today, so we will see if that helps if not I guess I have to buy a new rig.
Thank all of you for your help and advice.
07-07-2017 09:39 PM
Did everything work out for you?