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- Dec 02, 2018
- - 0 comment - By Kemi Sola
How to Fix 5GHz Wi-Fi That's Not Working on Windows 10.
Dual-band wireless routers which contain both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz are now commonly usef. If your desktop or laptop supports 5GHz Wi-Fi, you are assured of faster and smoother Internet connection. However in some cases, the 5GHz Wi-Fi might not work when you upgrade to Windows 10.
In our previous post, we discussed about how to enable the 5GHz Wi-Fi on your laptop or router.
So in today's article, we will look at how to fix 5GHz wi-fi on your laptop or router if not working. But before we proceed, let's address the differences between the 2GHz and the 5GHz wi-fi.
2GHz vs 5GHz
802.11a, 802.11g & 802.11n can work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz while 802.11ac can only work on the 5GHz. There are two major differences between 2.4GHz and 5GHz which are interference and range.
#1 The 2.4GHz is more crowded than 5GHz, and devices on 2.4GHz run into more interference than on 5GHz. The 5GHz band has 23 available channels for devices, while the 2.4 GHz has only 3 channels
HOW TO FIX 5GHZ THAT IS NOT WORKING ON WINDOWS 10.
The most common reason for 5GHz WiFi not showing up or not working after an upgrade to Windows 10 is the inappropriate wireless adapter driver. Hence you need to download and install the suitable adapter driver for Windows 10.
You can visit the official website of your router’s manufacturer to manually download the wireless adapter driver. You can as well try an easy-and-quick automatic drivers update utility DRIVER TALENT which can help you instantly download the genuine adapter driver that fits your need.
You can download the Driver Talent directly by clicking HERE.
Follow the steps below to fix 5GHz that is not working on windows 10:
#1 SCAN YOUR LAPTOP
Click "Scan" to identify if your wireless adapter driver is outdated, corrupted or broken.
#2 DOWNLOAD AND UPDATE YOUR 5GHz ADAPTER DRIVER
Click "Repair" or "Update" to download and install the most compatible wireless network adapter driver within a few minutes.
#3 REBOOT YOUR SYSTEM
Follow the on-screen instruction to reboot you laptop to effect all changes made. But ensure to backup before doing so.
#4 IMPROVE THE SIGNAL STRENGTH.
If your 5GHz WiFi connection is very poor, you can adjust the placement and orientation of the wireless network adapter, or adjust the antenna of the adapter.
There you have it!!! The simple steps to follow in order to troubleshoot a malfunctioning 5GHz wifi.
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