Windows 10: 5 ghz network takes forever to connect
5 ghz network takes forever to connect
my 2.4 ghz connection would connect instantly when i boot my computer... but it takes about 5 minutes for windows to connect to my 5ghz connection... whats causing it?
i checked and the 5ghz connection doesnt show up on the list of wireless connections for the first five minutes after booting my computer... also it seems windows has made two types of connections, one is called Wi-Fi and the other one is called Wi-Fi3... what gives?
It happened to me as well, to rectify this I have gone to Device Manager, Properties and changed "Preferred Band" to No preference in Advanced tab.
i just went into device manager and set preferred band to no preference.. but it still takes a few minutes for windows to connect to my wireless 5ghz network
Make sure you are running the latest drivers. Especially if you have an intel wireless adapter. Get the latest from intel directly. They release driver constantly for WIFI to fix these issues.
its a TP-LINK archer t9e wireless networks card, the signal strength is about 78% (rated excellent by the tp link software) the modem is a netgear ac1600... my computer is about 3 feet away from the modem... i have the latest drivers....
I have connection that is really good (0.5 Gb/s - upgrading to 1 Gb/s later this year - Isl. is a small country but has superb internet -- really miss it when I'm back in the UK and have to use things like BT (Bovine Scatology) Telecomm for a piddly 12 mb/s !!!!!.
Try changing channel width to WIDE / 40 MHZ / upper (depends on your Menu) and selecting different set of channels and alter the lease times on your DHCP server / Router / Cable box.
You might also be getting a lot of things like mobiles trying to connect or just scanning - I'm surprised the 5GHZ is not working for you though.
Check also router is in ac mode as I think the old "n" protocol can also connect to 5GHZ. (not sure about that but check it anyway).
Did you try to move the Modem further away from PC, say around 10feet?
how do i do this?
yes... doesnt solve the problem
Last edited by todd24; 16 Sep 2016 at 12:34.
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