Windows 10: Can't see 5Ghz networks with my 802.11n wireless card.

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Build 10166
       01 Aug 2015 #1

    Can't see 5Ghz networks with my 802.11n wireless card.


    Hey there,

    I would like to enable the 5Ghz option on my router, however when I do this my PC is not detecting the network, however my phone and Xbox are, I read on the internet that 802.11n internet is able to use 5Ghz. I feel like I missed a setting but I can't find it, hope someone can help me.

    Router: Cisco EPC3925
    Network card:
    802.11n Wireless LAN Card, upto Speccy (I pressume the Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card if I can believe my control panel)

    Thanks in advance!
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2

    Have you had the WiFi card previously connected to 5Ghz wireless networks?

    Reading up on your wireless chip, I don't think the chip is capable of 5Ghz band.
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Build 10166
    Thread Starter
       01 Aug 2015 #3

    Nope, I only had 2.4Ghz connection, from what I saw my chip can use it??
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  4.    01 Aug 2015 #4

    No clue here.

    A little Web searching indicates that both the Cisco EPC3925 and the Ralink RT2860 are dual band devices.
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  5.    01 Aug 2015 #5

    have a look in your advanced settings.

    DeviceManager>networkAdapters>Right click on WirelessLan>properties>Preferred band> select either both/auto/5

    Roy
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    Windows 10 Build 10166
    Thread Starter
       01 Aug 2015 #6

    This what I get: http://puu.sh/jlQBC.png

    Translated:
    Adhoc support 802.11n
    Land region (2,4Ghz)
    Multimedia/gaming
    Radio on/off
    Roaming sensitivity

    When I click on Land Region (2,4Ghz) I get the following: http://puu.sh/jlQKH.png
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  7.    01 Aug 2015 #7

    As said previously RT2860 is not 5Ghz capable: Ralink - WikiDevi

    I was just wondering if you ever had the card connected to 5Ghz band then maybe you may have listed your wireless chip incorrectly.
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  8.    02 Aug 2015 #8

    @Nemix - if you look closely at https://wikidevi.com/files/Ralink/RT...ct%20brief.pdf , there are two possible configurations for the RT2860, one is dual band, the other is not, depends on the RFIC used in the implementation.
    @Shifty - Do you know exactly what brand and model you have?
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  9. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Build 10166
    Thread Starter
       02 Aug 2015 #9

    Mystere said: View Post
    @Nemix - if you look closely at https://wikidevi.com/files/Ralink/RT...ct%20brief.pdf , there are two possible configurations for the RT2860, one is dual band, the other is not, depends on the RFIC used in the implementation.
    @Shifty - Do you know exactly what brand and model you have?
    The Ralink RT2860 drivers are installed on my laptop, how can I check it differently? (speccy does not detect it)
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  10.    02 Aug 2015 #10

    try this


    You could also pick up a driver from your comp.

    Device Manager>network adapter>right click on Wirelesslancard>update driver>BROWSE MY COMPUTER>LET ME PICK>UNCHECK show compatible hardware> scroll down to Ralink entry use the >>second<< one. Then go to the last entry under the adapter.

    Roy .
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