Laptop wont connect to Android hotspot 5ghz but does on 2.4ghz


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    Laptop wont connect to Android hotspot 5ghz but does on 2.4ghz


    good evening,

    I have a problem where i cant connect to 5Ghz hotspot from my samsung 21. It is set up as 5Ghz on my phone but says unable to connect to network. If i set my phone as 2.4Ghz it will connect fine. I have ruled out the phone as i can connect my works phone to the 5Ghz hotspot. When i try set up my works phone as the 5Ghz hot spot i get the same issue on the laptop. I have tried everything i can think of. My laptop does connect to 5Ghz wifi as this is what i use in my home to game. It just seems to be hotspot that it wont allow. Below is a list of what i have tried.

    Forgetting the hotspot
    Flight mode
    Manually adding the wireless connection
    Changing network adapters to show 5Ghz connections only
    Updating windows to latest update
    Network adapters are updated


    One thing i did do that worked the first time was open command prompt and do these commands below

    netsh winsock reset
    netsh int ip reset
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    ipconfig /flushdns

    Then i restarted laptop and it connected to 5Ghz hotspot. Then after 30 minutes it disconnected and i have not been able to connect again, even after repeating the above steps. Please help!
    Thank you
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  2. NTN
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    You could try:

    Plug off your router............and wait 30sec.
    Plug in your router.......and wait 3min.

    Is wifi still bad?

    --------------------------------

    In device manager.
    Right-click on the adapter you're experiencing the issue with and select "Properties".
    Click on the "Power Management" tab. Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

    And now you may restart the PC...
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       #3

    A lit of mobile devices do not offer 5ghz. It is designed that way to save power in the design of the modem chipset on the device.
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    bro67 said:
    A lit of mobile devices do not offer 5ghz. It is designed that way to save power in the design of the modem chipset on the device.
    My phone does allow 5Ghz. I have even connected up to 5ghz for 30 minutes before it disconnected

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    NTN said:
    You could try:

    Plug off your router............and wait 30sec.
    Plug in your router.......and wait 3min.

    Is wifi still bad?

    --------------------------------

    In device manager.
    Right-click on the adapter you're experiencing the issue with and select "Properties".
    Click on the "Power Management" tab. Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

    And now you may restart the PC...
    This just fixed it!!!!! oh my god thank you. Hopefully it will hold out.
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  5. NTN
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    NTN said:
    Unfortunately it disconnected my after 30 minutes again and is failing to connect. Such a bizarre issue. I will leave it for tonight but if anyone has any suggestions it would be appretiated. Thank you

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    This is still un resolved if anyone has any ideas! thank you
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