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How to Enable 5GHz WiFi on Windows 10

Windows 10 is the top version operating system, and Microsoft itself develops it. It is considered to be the best operating system to date because of its capability & excellent features. But you can still face some problems while using this operating system, and the 5GHz WiFi enable on windows process is one of them.


Why it’s Beneficial to Enable 5GHz WiFi On Windows 10

The benefit to activate the 5GHz wifi on windows 10 is important because of its excellent internet speed capability. The 5GHz wifi is the 5th Generation bandwidth signal which provides the high internet speed for wifi.


Secure methods: How to Enable 5GHz WiFi On Windows 10


There are various steps of how to enable 5HGz wifi windows 10.

#Method 1: find out that your machine supports 5GHz WiFi or not.

  • Press ‘Windows key + R’ on the keyboard at the same time, that will give you the Run dialogue box.
  • In that run dialogue box type in ‘CMD’ and then press enter key to get a command prompt box which is like a black box.


  • Type in “netsh wlan show drivers” in the cmd box and hit the enter key


  • Now look at the bottom “Radio types supported” section and find out that the network adapter supporting the network mode of 802.11a 11ac or not.

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  • If yes that means the computer supports both 5GHz & 2.4 GHz as well.
  • Also If the network adapter supports network mode 802.11n:  that means computer may or may not support 5GHz & 2.4 GHz network capability.

#Method 2: Find out Your Router Supports 5GHz Bandwidth or not

  • Open any browser in your system and type your wifi router IP address top of the address bar and login.
  • If you don’t know the IP address or login & password of your router then you can check in the bottom side of your router you will find all the information.
  • After logging in, click on the option ‘wireless’ and then click on mode.
  • In the mode section if you find the value 802.11a that means the router supports5GHz Bandwidth & if you find the value 802.11n that means your router may or may not support 5GHz network.

#Method 3: Enable 5GHz Bandwidth or 802.11n Mode on the WiFi Adapter

  • Right-click on the windows sign and click on the device manager, which is located in the top left of the screen. Or press
  • ‘Windows +x’ together.

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  • In the ‘device manager’ find the option ‘network adapters’.
  • Click on the network adapters to expand it.
  • After expanding search the option of ‘Wireless adapter’.
  • Then right-click on the wireless adapter driver & click properties.


  • Now from the wireless adapter properties search for the advanced tab, under the advanced tab click on 802.11n mode and enable it.


  • Then click on ok and reboot the system to complete the process.

#Method 4: From the Device Manager Set 5GHz Bandwidth As Well

  • By using the device manager, again, you need to go in the ‘wireless adapter properties’ and then search for the advanced tab, which is already explained above.
  • Under the advanced tab select the Preferred Band option.
  • Now, on the right from the Value drop-down, select the Prefer 5.2 GHz band option. Then, click on Ok and restart your system.

 #Method 5: Update WiFi Driver Automatically

  • First right click on the windows logo and find out the device manager option on top of the left-hand side & click on device manager.
  • In device, manager search for the option of network adapters and click to expand it after expanding it find the option of wireless adapter and right-click on wireless adapter driver. Then from the context menu, click on the Update Driver Software option.

Set 5GHz WiFi Bandwidth in windows

  • After that, a new Update window will open automatically, where you will get two options: first to ‘update driver automatically’ and second to ‘manually update the driver’. Select the first option:  ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ to begin the automatic driver update process.


  • When the process completed then restart your system and see if your PC can detect 5GHz or 5G network.

#Method 6: Update WiFi Driver Manually

To update the driver manually first you need to download the latest version of the wifi driver manually which is compatible with your device.

After that, you can some steps mentioned below

  • From the #Method 5 you will have to follow step 1 and step 2.
  • Then after From the Update Window that will open, select the Browse my computer for driver software option.


  • After that, in the new window, browse & select the folder where the WiFi driver software is already installed. When this process complete then, click next. After that follow on-screen instructions till the WiFi driver installation is complete.


  • At last Reboot your system to complete the process and see if you were able to enable 5GHz WiFi on it or not.

#Method 7: Roll Back WiFi Driver Update

This method to fix 5GHz WiFi not showing up in Windows 10 for those people who were able to use 5GHz  network before but now they are unable to use

#Method 3 follows the steps:  1 to 5.

  • Then after From the Update Window that will open, select the Browse my computer for driver software option.




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