Would you like to know which technology the WLAN adapter in the laptop can handle? The Fritzbox helps you with this.
Get detailed WLAN information via the Fritzbox menu
You have bought a new notebook – among other things, to get a faster WiFi connection to the Fritzbox. The radio network is also working briskly. But now you want to know exactly which technology the WLAN adapter in the laptop can handle: In the manual you will not find any information apart from the information on the WLAN standard.
The Eritzbox helps with these questions: If the notebook has a WLAN connection to the router, go to the entry for the notebook in the Fritzbox menu “Home network -› Mesh “: You can recognize it by the device name that begins with” Laptop “. If several notebooks are active in the home network, you may not know the name of the new laptop. To find out, open the Windows settings on the notebook and go to “System -› Info “. There you will find the information you are looking for under “Device name”.
You can use the Fritzbox user interface to get more information about a connected WLAN device, such as the data rate or the WLAN standard.
Now click on “Details” in the Fritzbox menu when entering the laptop. In the next window you will find the WLAN properties in the section of the same name in the menu. In the top Via the Fritzbox user interface, you can get more information about a connected WLAN device, such as the data rate or the WLAN standard. Area shows the Fritzbox how the notebook is currently connected to it: Among other things, it names the signal strength of the connection, the WLAN standard, the channel width used and the number of parallel connections: Usually there is 2×2, since almost all laptop WLAN Adapters work with this antenna configuration. This determines the maximum speed of data exchange – in this case 866 Mbit / s with a WLAN ac connection. In the lower section you will find further information, such as the encryption used: In any case, WPA2 should appear here. The entries under “Signal properties” are interesting, because this information is omitted by many notebook manufacturers: For a current notebook, for example, MU-Mimo should be displayed if you have a Fritzbox 7580 or 7590. Then you know that the router can exchange data with the notebook and at the same time with other devices for more speed.
There are other features of a WLAN adapter that are important for higher speeds in WLAN: LDPC, for example, stands for the error correction method low-density parity check, which has ensured a higher data rate since 11n-WLAN: thanks to the better ratio of usage – and checksums enable LDPC to correct incorrect data packets more efficiently, so that less data has to be sent again. With STBC (Space Time Block Coding), routers and notebooks can exchange data faster despite different numbers of antennas: The data packets are sent at different times so that they arrive correctly.