5 Year Old Dell Laptop unable to see WiFi 5G networks.

The user is unable to see 5G Wifi networks on their Dell Laptop.
It's a Dell Latitude 6430U - Windows 7 Pro
I checked, and the latest WiFi driver for this model is installed.

Device Manager General Tab says:   Dell Wireless  1504  802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Drive Tab adds  Driver Date of 12/13/2013,  Driver Version  6.30.223.215

The computer is 5 years old - is it possible that there was no support for 5G at that time?

Thanks.
computerlarryAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The card is b/g/n

You need an AC card for that speed.

I have an AC card in my 16-month old laptop.

So likely you need a new computer with faster internals.

My 5-year old spare laptop will only do n speed
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arnoldCommented:
The half-height card you have as the driver notes, it is only capable of connecting to a 2.4 GHZ

You could look at whether there is a newer half-height internal card that firs and supports the newer standards including 5Ghz.....
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That might work but five year old engineering may not be helped much by the speed
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEOCommented:
Yeah you have 2 options, you don't see 5 GHZ because your hardware is old so you have 2 options, get a new computer or update the hardware :)
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