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    Make computers use 5Ghz

    Hey Guys

    So I have a dual band router which supplys both 2.4ghz and 5ghz channels over one SSID, problem being is that my computer (which has a 5ghz adapter) won't go onto 5ghz unless I separate the SSID's, is there anyway I can tell my PC to use the 5ghz wifi network and why doesn't it do this automatically?

    Cheers Guys!

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    Usually this is controllable in driver properties.

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    If you're using a computer with an intel wnic, you can set it to "prefer 5ghz" inside the driver properties. A little while ago, I found the registry key which this property set and pushed it out using a group policy preference.

    I'll try to dig it out at work tomorrow if it's any use to you.

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    Thanks for getting back so quickly I can't find "Prefer 5Ghz" under driver properties anywhere it's a Broadcomm ac Network adapter! Hmmm

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    Can you force it to just use 'a' in the wireless settings ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    Thanks for getting back so quickly I can't find "Prefer 5Ghz" under driver properties anywhere it's a Broadcomm ac Network adapter! Hmmm
    Sorry, all of our laptops use Intel wnics. I have no idea if Broadcom ones use that setting or not

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    Surely I don't want to force it to use "a" 5Ghz because that is painfully slow??
    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    Can you force it to just use 'a' in the wireless settings ?

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    a is 5Ghz. it's not so good through walls, i forgot n was 5Ghz also.

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    not sure if this is relevant? Might be something useful on here to investigate...

    Broadcom Wireless N adapter not working in N mode - Samsung NF210 netbook - Hardware Hangout - Neowin Forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    I have a dual band router which supplies both 2.4ghz and 5ghz channels over one SSID
    Is it a simultaneous dual band router? Some of the cheaper ones aren't.

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