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

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  1.    06 Nov 2016 #1

    How Do I Access 5 GHz Band On AC1750?


    I recently purchased a Linksys AC1750 EA7300 router. I want to use the 5 Ghz band, but it is not displayed in Network Settings. I only see my 2.4 Ghz band. My question is how do I change to the 5 Ghz band with this router? I cannot find an option to do that. On my previous router, RT-N56U, it was so easy. But I can't find a way to do it on this one.

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       06 Nov 2016 #2

    Did you login to the router and see if it`s turned on ? Maybe it`s off by default. Login and go to the wireless settings, it has to be there.

    Didn`t the router come with a manual ?
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  3.    06 Nov 2016 #3

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Did you login to the router and see if it`s turned on ? Maybe it`s off by default. Login and go to the wireless settings, it has to be there.

    Didn`t the router come with a manual ?
    I don't see a screen like the screenshot you posted allowing selection of 5 GHz in my Security Page. This is what I see, and there is no option to connect to 2 GHz or 5 GHz.

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    I did login into the router. It lists the 5 Ghz band correctly, but is doesn't show up on Network Settings. Therefore, I cannot connect to it. I would think it should be there too, but it isn't as far as I can tell. The only entry in Network Settings is the 2.4 GHz one. What can I do to get the 5 GHz band recognized in order to connect?
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       06 Nov 2016 #4

    Network settings ?

    Don`t you have a wifi adapter signal down in the taskbar ? What does it show when you hover over it ? Just the 2.4 ?

    That`s not the wireless settings page you have posted.
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  5.    06 Nov 2016 #5

    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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       06 Nov 2016 #6

    My shot is from my Verizon router.

    You have to go to this page on your router settings.

    If you don`t see the 5 GHz band when you hover over the icon in the taskbar, then it`s not broadcasting 5 GHz or your NIC can`t use it.

    Keep at it, you will succeed
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  7.    06 Nov 2016 #7

    My NIC can use 5 GHz because it was using it with the RT-N56U previously, as I stated earlier. There must be a way to do it with this AC1750 too!
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       06 Nov 2016 #8
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  9.    06 Nov 2016 #9

    I just decided if the thing was that much trouble, return it! Went back to the RT-N56U ... didn't see any real performance improvement with the AC1750 either.
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  10.    06 Nov 2016 #10

    TexasBandit said: View Post
    Didn't want to go there, but I guess I have no choice at this point. Thanks anyway ...
    One thing you MIGHT want to try is setting the Channel number off of 'Auto' and make it a lowish number manually 36 or 48 , it's a known problem that some systems have problems seeing 5ghz bands with high channel numbers , if your router is auto-selecting a high channel , that might cause the issue.
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