5 GHz WiFi not displayed in Windows 10 [Solved]

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5 GHz WiFi not showing up on your Windows 10 computer is a very common problem. There are literally thousands of questions out there asking why 5G Wi-Fi isn't showing up, how to enable 5G Wi-Fi, why they can't connect to 5G Wi-Fi, and more. These problems usually occur when users change their WiFi router, update their OS, change WiFi related PC hardware components, update device driver, etc. When the router is configured, instead of the PC WiFi adapter detecting the 2,4GHz and 5GHz bandwidth signals, it only detects the 2,4GHz bandwidth signal.

There are various reasons why the 5 GHz WiFi not showing up in Windows 10 issue may occur. It could be one of the following issues:

1. The computer hardware does not support the 5 GHz bandwidth.

2. Your WiFi router does not support 5 GHz bandwidth.

3. 5GHz is not set correctly in either the PC or the WiFi router.

4. Outdated or incorrect WiFi adapter drivers installed on your computer.

In this article, we will talk about several ways to find out the underlying reason and solution for the problem with 5G WiFi. Some of these methods are for survey purposes only and will only tell you if your WiFi PC or router is compatible with 5GHz WiFi or 5G WiFi. Other methods will tell you how to enable 5GHz WiFi to solve the “5G WiFi not showing” problem. We will also work with WiFI drivers if the main methods of enabling 5GHz WiFi don't work.

How to fix 5 GHz WiFi not showing in Windows 10

The first thing to do is to check if your PC and WiFi router support 5GHz WiFi or not.

# 1 - Check your computer for 5GHz WiFi support

The first step is to check if your PC has 5 GHz bandwidth compatibility. Here are the steps to check the same:

Step 1: On the keyboard, press Windows + R keys at a time. This will open the file Run dialog box.

Step 2: Gender cmd in Run box and press enter open Command Prompt.

3 pass: In the Command Prompt window, type the following command:

 netsh wlan show drivers

This will show the properties of the wireless LAN driver on your computer.

4 pass: From the result that opens in the command prompt window, search Types of radios supported.

In this section, you will see 3 network modes. Network modes and their meanings are shown below:

a) 802.11g 802.11n: Your computer supports 2,4 GHz bandwidth only.

b) 802.11n 802.11g 802.11b: Your computer supports 2,4 GHz bandwidth only.

c) 802.11a 802.11g 802.11n: The computer supports the 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz bandwidth.

If you get the Types of radios supported as one of the first two, you need to update the hardware of the WiFi adapter. If you have a compatible PC and you get WiFfi 5g is not displayed problem, then go to the next step and check if your WiFi router supports 5 GHz or not.

Final report: For those people, whose computer does not support 5,4GHz, they can enable 5,4GHz on laptop / PC by purchasing an external USB WiFi adapter.

# 2 - Check if your router supports 5 GHz bandwidth

To check if your router supports 6GHz or 5G bandwidth, you will need to do some research on the internet. But before you ask Google for this information, look for the box your router came in. It would have the information if your router supports 5GHz.

If you can't find the information on the packaging or can't find the box itself, look for the router manufacturer's name and model number. It is usually mentioned under the WiFi router device.

Now go to the router manufacturer's website and search for the product with exactly the same model name. If you can't find their website, get Google for help. Search and find resources with description of the router model you are using. Here you can see if your router supports 5GHz bandwidth or 2,4GHz bandwidth.

If so, proceed to the next step to resolve the issue 5 GHz WiFi not displayed problem.

# 3 - Enable 802.11n mode on the WiFi adapter

You have reached this section if both your PC and WiFi router support 5GHz or 5G bandwidth and you continue to cannot connect to 5GHz WiFi. In this step, we will try to enable 5GHz WiFi bandwidth by following these steps:

Step 1: Press Windows + X and click Device Manager from the list of options displayed.

Step 2: In Device Manager, search for Network adapters and click on it to expand its menu. From the expanded menu, search Wireless adapter. Right-click the wireless adapter driver and click Property.

3 pass: A new Properties of the wireless adapter the window will open. Here, go to Advanced tab. Search for 802.11n mode and select it. After selection, change the value on the right side to Enable. Click Ok.

4 pass: Restart your computer and see if you can find the file Rete WiFi 5GHz o 5G in the list of Wireless network connections.

If this method doesn't work, try the next method to enable 5GHz WiFi or 5G WiFi.

# 4 - Set the bandwidth to 5 GHz via Device Manager

Here's another thing you can try to enable 5GHz WiFi and fix the problem "5 GHz WiFi is not displayed in Windows 10" trouble.

Step 1: From method no. 3 mentioned above, follow Step 1 and 2.

Step 2: Go to the Advanced tab of the file Properties of the wireless adapter. In Property check the box Favorite band option. Now, right from the Value select the drop-down menu Prefer the 5,2 GHz band option. Then click Ok.

3 pass: Restart your PC and check if it can detect the 5GHZ WiFi file or 5G network now.

If this method to fix the 5G WiFi not showing the problem doesn't work, you will need to change the WiFi driver in the next steps.

Note: If your PC does not support 5 GHz, you will not be able to find the file Band option in the Properties box.

# 5 - Automatically update the WiFi driver

Updating the WiFi driver sometimes does the trick and fixes the problem for you. To automatically update the WiFi driver, you can follow these steps below:

Step 1: Open the Device Manager tool. To do this, press Windows + X and click on the file Device Manager option.

Step 2: In the Device Manager window, browse for the file Network adapters option. Click on it to expand it. From the expanded menu, search Wireless adapter driver. Right-click on Wireless adapter and from the context menu click Update the driver software option.

3 pass: Now a new update window will open. Here you will have two options; one to automatically update the driver and the other to manually update the driver. Click on Automatically searches for updated driver software to start the automatic driver update process.

4 pass: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update. When done, restart your PC and check if your PC can detect the 5GHz or 5G network.

5 pass: If not, you can run methods 4 and 5 again to be sure.

This will most likely fix the file cannot connect to 5GHz WiFi problem.

Note: There are chances that your PC will say that your WiFi driver is up to date and has the latest driver installed when you try to update it automatically. In this case, manually update the WiFi driver.

# 6 - Manually update the WiFi driver

To manually update the WiFi driver and fix the 5 GHz WiFi not displayed in Windows 1o problem, you will need to manually download the latest WiFi driver on your PC. To do this, first go to your PC or laptop manufacturer's website. From there, download the latest WiFi driver, compatible with your operating system.

When finished, follow these steps:

Step 1: From Method # 5, follow Step 1 and Step 2.

Step 2: From the update window that opens, select the file Look for the driver software on my computer option.

3 pass: Now browse and select the folder with the downloaded WiFi driver, or browse and select the downloaded driver yourself. When finished, click The next. Follow the on-screen instructions until the WiFi driver installation is complete.

4 pass: Restart your computer and see if you have been able to enable 5GHz WiFi on it.

5 pass: If your PC cannot detect the 5GHz bandwidth, please try methods 3 and 4 again to enable 5GHz WiFi support.

# 7 - Roll back the WiFi driver update

This method to fix 5GHz WiFi not showing up in Windows 10 is for those users who were able to access the 5G network before, but are now unable to. Chances are your Windows 10 has been updated and your WiFi driver has also been updated. The latest driver must have some problem, so your PC cannot connect or detect the 5 GHz bandwidth.

Here are the steps to roll back the WiFi driver update:

Step 1: To repeat Step 1 e Step 2 from method no. 3 mentioned above.

Step 2: In the Properties window that opens, go to the file driver tabs. Yes, cerca Roll back driver and click on it. Then follow the instructions to roll back the driver to the previous version.

3 pass: When done, Restart your PC and see if this process worked for you.


these methods will fix the 5 GHz WiFi not displayed problem for your PC.

If your PC hardware is not compatible with the 5 GHz WiFi bandwidth, you may want to consult your PC manufacturer's help desk to see if anything can be done to update it.


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