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  1.    22 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    windows 10 Pro 64bit

    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.    22 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,039
    Mac OS Sierra

    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.    22 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    windows 10 Pro 64bit
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    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.    22 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 8.1

    Isn't the usb-ac50 a 5ghz only adapter? Probably not seeing the other 2.4ghz networks.
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  5.    22 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    Window 10

    Quote Originally Posted by sciencegeek View Post
    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.    22 Aug 2015 #6
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    windows 10 Pro 64bit
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    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.    22 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    My network list on my phone:
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    My windows network list:
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  8.    22 Aug 2015 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by sinplify View Post
    ... 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.    23 Aug 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    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.    23 Aug 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinplify View Post
    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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