Why can’t I see my 5g network on my laptop?
The best way to find out is to open Control Panel, go to Device Manager and find the make and model of your laptop’s Wi-Fi under the Network adapters section.
This laptop, for example, has a Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 adaptor.
If your adapter supports 802.11a, it will definitely support 5GHz.
The same goes for 802.11ac.
How do I enable 5g on Windows 10?
Using Device Manager Set 5GHz Bandwidth
In the ‘Wireless adapter Properties, locate and select the tab ‘Advanced’. Now, in the ‘Property’ heading, search for the ‘Preferred Band’ property and select it. From the drop-down list, under the ‘Value’ heading, choose an option ‘Prefer 5.2GHz band’. Press a button ‘OK’.
Can’t connect to 5g network?
Google your phone/computer and check if it supports the 5Ghz wifi band. Restart the router/device. Sometimes devices need a good power cycle. Try rebooting both and see if the connection still fails.
How do I enable 5g on my Android?
If you wish, you can force your Android device to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots using the speedier 5 GHz frequency band. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, tap the three-dot overflow icon, then tap Advanced > Wi-Fi Frequency Band. Now, pick a band: either 2.4GHz (slower, but longer range) or 5GHz (faster, but shorter range).