Windows 10: How Do I Access 5 GHz Band On AC1750?

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  1. Posts : 420
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       06 Nov 2016 #11

    TexasBandit said: View Post
    Yes, I only see the 2.4 GHz band there. This is the Wireless settings page I see when logged into the router:

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    From your screenshot you do have a 5GHz band & it's active, make sure your SSID/Network name is set to the 5GHz name which is your network name with _5GHz at the end. I.e. Yournetworkname_5GHz.
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  2. Posts : 2,398
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       06 Nov 2016 #12

    Change "Channel Width" on your 5GHz network from Auto to something else, like 80MHz.
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    EL Capitan
       06 Nov 2016 #13

    Both the 2.4 & 5 have to have the same SSID. 2.4 has to be set to 40 and Wireless-b/g/n. 5 has to be set to 80 and Wireless-n/ac. Do not set channels to Auto.

    I am using Channel 3 for my 2.4 band and Channels 100, 104, 108, 112 on the EnGenius EAP-1750H Access Point I have.

    Rock solid signal and speed of 867, since 1300 is the burst speed, not the band speed.
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  4.    07 Nov 2016 #14

    bro67 said: View Post
    Both the 2.4 & 5 have to have the same SSID. 2.4 has to be set to 40 and Wireless-b/g/n. 5 has to be set to 80 and Wireless-n/ac. Do not set channels to Auto.

    I am using Channel 3 for my 2.4 band and Channels 100, 104, 108, 112 on the EnGenius EAP-1750H Access Point I have.

    Rock solid signal and speed of 867, since 1300 is the burst speed, not the band speed.
    Very few devices use b now g/n works fine but if you know you don't have anything that connects via b or g , set it to 'n only' as it's much faster and more reliable.

    I would also never recommend having the same SSID name for 2.4 and 5ghz , it can cause issues with some devices not knowing which band to connect to....always better to have different SSID.
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  5. Posts : 1,061
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Nov 2016 #15

    Agreed, mine clearly states 5G at the end of it`s name.
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  6.    07 Nov 2016 #16

    bro67 said: View Post
    Both the 2.4 & 5 have to have the same SSID. 2.4 has to be set to 40 and Wireless-b/g/n. 5 has to be set to 80 and Wireless-n/ac. Do not set channels to Auto.

    I am using Channel 3 for my 2.4 band and Channels 100, 104, 108, 112 on the EnGenius EAP-1750H Access Point I have.

    Rock solid signal and speed of 867, since 1300 is the burst speed, not the band speed.

    Hi there

    You seem sometimes to be giving a load of false info

    There is NO NECESSITY for the 2.4 and 5 GHZ to have the same or simiar SSID's --you can make them ANYTHING YOU LIKE.

    I know people mnake mistakes but posting BLATANTLY INCORRECT info like that helps nobody (and it doesn't enhance your reputation either).

    Networking on Windows is complicated enough for the average person -- posting wildly misleading stuff certainly won't help them either.

    The simple answer to the OP's question

    1) Does the adapter used to logon to the router have 5 GHZ capability.
    2) Is the router 5GHZ enabled
    3)Some devices need Wifi at 5 GHZ to use Lower channels otherwise won't be seen. (Some Chromecast devices are a case in point).

    No point rabbitting on about what hardware you have etc -- the OP needs help with HIS setup --not a NASA type environment.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Posts : 1,061
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Nov 2016 #17

    Exactly, it`s a dual band router
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  8.    07 Nov 2016 #18

    Hi there

    Just set the router to something like this on 5GHZ band - that should enable pretty well all 5GHZ capable devices to access it.

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Posts : 1,061
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Nov 2016 #19

    Auto works fine on mine it just happens to have low numbers by default.
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  10. Posts : 420
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       07 Nov 2016 #20

    bro67 said: View Post
    Both the 2.4 & 5 have to have the same SSID. 2.4 has to be set to 40 and Wireless-b/g/n. 5 has to be set to 80 and Wireless-n/ac. Do not set channels to Auto.

    I am using Channel 3 for my 2.4 band and Channels 100, 104, 108, 112 on the EnGenius EAP-1750H Access Point I have.

    Rock solid signal and speed of 867, since 1300 is the burst speed, not the band speed.
    Nope, incorrect, you can enter anything as your SSID for both 2.4 & 5GHz bands but there has to be a slight difference for the wifi adapter to 'know' which band to use, this is usually done by adding _5GHz or using a different SSID for the 5GHz band.
    You can have either 'sample' for 2.4GHz & 'sample_5Ghz' for 5GHz or 'stand' for 2.4GHz & 'walk' for 5GHz.
    It is recommended to change the channel to one which isn't crowded but Auto works for me.
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