Only 1 WiFi network

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  1. Posts : 31
    windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #1

    Only 1 WiFi network


    Hi.

    So I got myself an ASUS wifi dongle.
    I have 3 different router networks at my place (and like 7 visible naighbour networks visible on my phone/laptop), but I can only see 1 network on my win10.

    Is there any way to force a wifi-search and see what is going on since it cannot see any more networks?
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  2. Posts : 8,633
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    It helps to know the manufacturer and model of the dongle. Also you have to make sure you are not overlapping channels, and that you have the SSID showing. Are these "routers" actually Access Points? Unless you are cascading for security reason, you only need 1 router and then have multiple Access Points for coverage.
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  3. Posts : 31
    windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I have an ASUS USB-AC50 wireless adapter.
    The channels is set to auto on all routers.
    The routers are not set as access points, they are set up to point at different DNS servers with different port routing.
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  4. Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1
       #4

    Isn't the usb-ac50 a 5ghz only adapter? Probably not seeing the other 2.4ghz networks.
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  5. Posts : 384
    Window 10
       #5

    sciencegeek said:
    Isn't the usb-ac50 a 5ghz only adapter? Probably not seeing the other 2.4ghz networks.
    You are correct. According to the web site it is only 5GHz: "The fastest Wi-Fi ever becomes more accessible via USB, going up to 433 Mbps on the clear 5 GHz band."
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  6. Posts : 31
    windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I have updated the frequency and it is now on 5GHz, but still, windows cannot detect the network... I live in an apartment, and some of the other networks around me is 5G, but they are also not detected by windows...
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  7. Posts : 31
    windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    My network list on my phone:
    Only 1 WiFi network-jxq16eq.png

    My windows network list:
    Only 1 WiFi network-mcmowdr.jpg
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  8. Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #8

    sinplify said:
    ... but they are also not detected by windows...
    This is nothing to do with Windows. Your dongle cannot see 2.4GHz networks, only 5GHz ones.
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  9. Posts : 31
    windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    nigelmercier said:
    This is nothing to do with Windows. Your dongle cannot see 2.4GHz networks, only 5GHz ones.
    As stated in previous post, I already did switch my router from 2.4 to 5GHz, still nothing.
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  10. Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1
       #10

    sinplify said:
    As stated in previous post, I already did switch my router from 2.4 to 5GHz, still nothing.
    Try installing a WiFi sniffer program on your windows 10 computer and see what 5GHz networks it detects. Try inSSIDer (freeware version). Also, make sure your router is set to broadcast the SSID for your 5GHz network. If your 5GHz network appears on your phone, it probably is broadcasting.
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