Windows 10: 5 ghz network takes forever to connect

Discus and support 5 ghz network takes forever to connect in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; my 2.4 ghz connection would connect instantly when i boot my computer... but it takes about 5 minutes for windows to connect to my 5ghz connection...... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by todd24, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. todd24 Win User

    5 ghz network takes forever to connect


    my 2.4 ghz connection would connect instantly when i boot my computer... but it takes about 5 minutes for windows to connect to my 5ghz connection... whats causing it?

    i checked and the 5ghz connection doesnt show up on the list of wireless connections for the first five minutes after booting my computer... also it seems windows has made two types of connections, one is called Wi-Fi and the other one is called Wi-Fi3... what gives?

    :)
     
    todd24, Sep 12, 2016
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  2. Lumia 950 can't detect 5 Ghz WIFI

    Hi

    I had the same issue that my Lumia 950 could not see 5 GHz wifi network.

    Found out that Lumia could not connect to 5 GHz wifi with higher 5 GHz Channels. My router had channel 157 as default.

    Changed wifi settings of 5 GHz network to use Channel 36 and it works now.
     
    Petr Řádek, Sep 12, 2016
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  3. Sooner_Al Win User
    Lumina 520 & ASUS RT-N66R 802.11n network?

    I recently purchased a Lumina 520 from AT&T...

    Setting up a WiFi connection to my local home wireless network was a breeze except for the fact the Lumina 520 does not see the 5 GHz band WiFi network on the ASUS RT-N66R router. It does see and connect to the 2.4 GHz band just fine. Also note the Lumina
    520 connects to every other WiFi network I have tried, although I really have no idea if any of them have been running in the 5 GHz band.

    In my case I have a separate SSID for the 5 GHz band and the 2.4 GHz band so I know which one I am connected to or trying to connect to.

    My Windows 8.1 laptop and iPad 4 see and connect to the 5 GHz band without issue.

    The network SSID is being broadcast so that is not the issue.

    Is the Lumina 520 limited to the 2.4 GHz 802.11n only?

    ...if not then...

    Is the Lumina 520 limited to a specific 5GHz band channel?

    ...otherwise...

    Has anyone seen a similar situation and if so any clues on how to get the Lumina 520 to see and connect to the 5 GHz band on the router?

    Thanks...
     
    Sooner_Al, Sep 12, 2016
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  4. brummyfan Win User

    5 ghz network takes forever to connect

    Hi,
    It happened to me as well, to rectify this I have gone to Device Manager, Properties and changed "Preferred Band" to No preference in Advanced tab.

    5 ghz network takes forever to connect [​IMG]
     
    brummyfan, Sep 12, 2016
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  5. todd24 Win User
    hello

    i just went into device manager and set preferred band to no preference.. but it still takes a few minutes for windows to connect to my wireless 5ghz network
     
    todd24, Sep 12, 2016
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  6. Haxcid Win User
    Make sure you are running the latest drivers. Especially if you have an intel wireless adapter. Get the latest from intel directly. They release driver constantly for WIFI to fix these issues.
     
    Haxcid, Sep 12, 2016
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  7. todd24 Win User
    its a TP-LINK archer t9e wireless networks card, the signal strength is about 78% (rated excellent by the tp link software) the modem is a netgear ac1600... my computer is about 3 feet away from the modem... i have the latest drivers....
     
    todd24, Sep 13, 2016
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  8. jimbo45 Win User

    5 ghz network takes forever to connect

    Hi there

    I have connection that is really good (0.5 Gb/s - upgrading to 1 Gb/s later this year - Isl. is a small country but has superb internet -- really miss it when I'm back in the UK and have to use things like BT (Bovine Scatology) Telecomm for a piddly 12 mb/s !!!!!.

    Try changing channel width to WIDE / 40 MHZ / upper (depends on your Menu) and selecting different set of channels and alter the lease times on your DHCP server / Router / Cable box.

    You might also be getting a lot of things like mobiles trying to connect or just scanning - I'm surprised the 5GHZ is not working for you though.

    Check also router is in ac mode as I think the old "n" protocol can also connect to 5GHZ. (not sure about that but check it anyway).

    Cheers

    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Sep 13, 2016
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  9. Adalwar Win User
    Did you try to move the Modem further away from PC, say around 10feet?
     
    Adalwar, Sep 13, 2016
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  10. todd24 Win User
    how do i do this?

    yes... doesnt solve the problem
     
    todd24, Apr 5, 2018
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