Instantly Fix 5ghz Wifi Not Showing up Windows 10,7,8

While using the internet on your system or on your computer you might have encountered an error such as 5GHz WIFI Not Showing Up or 5Ghz WIFI is disable, and windows cannot connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi. These are pretty common issues when connecting to the internet. This issue usually occurs when you change your WIFI router, update your OS or change your wireless adapter card etc. The most common reason of 5GHz Wi-Fi Not Showing Up is when users buy a new router. When you buy a new wireless router, you need to set it up again, the Pc wireless adapter fails to recognize the 5ghz instead it recognizes the 2.4ghz signal, giving you an error of 5ghz Wi-Fi not showing.

Reasons behind 5GHz WIFI Not Showing Up

Since this a common problem faces by many WIFI users, there are many common reasons behind the error of 5ghz WIFI not showing. Here are a few reasons why your WIFI is not showing up:

  • Your computer or your laptop does not support the 5G bandwidth
  • The new router you bought does not support the 5GHZ bandwidth
  • 5GHZ or 5G bandwidth is not properly setup in your pc or on the new router
  • The drivers are outdated due to which 5Ghz is not being recognized

Here we will tell you different ways to solve the problem and tell you the ways you can find if your WIFI router or Pc Is compatible with 5GHZ bandwidth or 5ghz WIFI not found. Other solutions here we will tell you if you are facing the 5ghz WIFI not found error and your computer and router are compatible, we will help you to enable the 5g bandwidth on the computer and router. And we will explain how to update the outdated drivers if there are any.

How To fix 5GHz WIFI not showing error in Windows 10

There could be many reasons behind the 5ghz WIFI not found error in windows 10. Firstly, you need to check if your computer and the router is compatible with the 5G bandwidth or not.

Method#1: Check your computer for 5ghz compatibility to fix 5ghz WIFI not showing error

First thing first, you should check to see if your computer is even compatible with the 5ghz bandwidth or you will get the 5ghz WIFI not found error, To check the compatibility you need to go through these steps:

  • Open the Run Dialog box by pressing the combination of Windows + R keys

  • In the Run box, type cmd to open the command prompt

  • Type the following command in the command prompt “netsh wlan show drivers” and press enter

  • This command will show you the properties of your WIFI Lan driver.
  • You will see a list of drivers, from that list check if you have the supported radio type

There will be three types of WIFI network modes which are listed below:

  • 11g 802.11n: This shows that your computer only supports 2.4GHz bandwidth.
  • 11n 802.11g 802.11b: This shows that your computer only supports 2.4GHz bandwidth
  • 11a 802.11g 802.11n: This shows that your computer supports both 2.4Ghz and 5GHz bandwidth.

If you see the third option in the radio type you are good to go, you need to fix the settings to get your 5ghz bandwidth but if you have the first two types, you need to get an updated WIFI adapter or you will face the 5ghz bandwidth not showing up error or 5ghz WIFI not found error whenever you connect your WIFI to your pc.

Method#2: Check if your WIFI router is compatible with the 5ghz bandwidth to fix network not showing up error

After checking your computer, now you need to check and see if your router is compatible with the 5g bandwidth or the 5ghz bandwidth. To do that you need to do a little research on the internet before plugging it in. Or you can read it off the box or in the manual which comes with the box. If you cannot find the box of your WIFI you need to type the router manufacturer name along with the model number and google will show you the exact information you are looking for. If your router supports the 5ghz bandwidth all you need to do is learn how to activate it in the guide below. If your router does not support the 5g bandwidth then your probably need to go out and get a new one and then learn how to enable the 5g bandwidth on the router or you will keep facing the 5ghz WIFI not found error.

Method#3: Enabling the 802.11n Mode on the WIFI adapter

Now after making sure both your PC and your WIFI router is compatible with the 5ghz or 5g bandwidth but still they are not connecting and are facing the not showing up error or the 5ghz WIFI not found error, you can follow these instructions to get your 5ghz WIFI working:

  • Go to the Device manager after pressing the combination of Window + X

  • After opening the device manager navigate to the network adapter settings

  • In the network adapter settings, expand the selection and search for the wireless adapter

  • Right click on the wireless adapter settings and go to the property’s menu

  • The properties menu of the WIFI adapter will open up

  • In that menu, navigate and search for the 802.11n mode and change the value to enable and press okay

Reboot your pc and check if you can find the 5ghz or 5g connection in the list of the WIFI connections. If you can you have fixed the problem, if the 5ghz or 5g connection is not visible you or unable to connect to the 5ghz WIFI need to try this other solution to make it work.

Method#4: Setting the bandwidth to 5ghz wifi using the device manager

You can enable the 5ghz settings so you do not face WIFI is not showing up error or failed to connect to the 5ghz WIFI your windows you need to follow these steps to fix the problem.

  • Go to the Device manager after pressing the combination of Window + X

  • After opening the device manager navigate to the network adapter settings

  • In the network adapter settings, expand the selection and search for the wireless adapter

  • Right click on the wireless adapter settings and go to the properties menu

  • In the wireless adapter properties menu, in the properties box check on the preferred band option. From there select the value of prefer 5ghz Band option and click on kay to confirm the settings.

Restart your pc and check if you can find the 5ghz or 5g connection in the list of the WIFI connections. If you can you have fixed the problem, if the 5ghz or 5g connection is not visible you need to try this other solution to make it work.

Method#5: Updating the WIFI drivers

Outdated drivers can sometimes to cause an issue while trying to detect and connect to a 5g network as they are not compatible till you update them if you don not you will face the error of 5ghz WIFI not found or failed to connect to 5ghz WIFI Here is how you can update your WIFI drivers so you can connect to the 5ghz bandwidth network:

  • Go to the Device manager after pressing the combination of Window + X

  • After opening the device manager navigate to the network adapter settings

  • In the network adapter settings, expand the selection and search for the wireless adapter

  • Right click on the wireless adapter and then click on update driver software

  • Windows update window will open and now you will get two options

  • Select the search automatically for the updated driver software option and let the computer do the updating

  • The computer will install the update and now you will be able to connect to the 5ghz bandwidth network

If you cannot connect to the wireless network or it fails to update the WIFI driver software you might need to update it manually.

Method#6: Updating the WIFI drivers manually

The method is same as above but here you have to choose the option of browse my computer for the driver software but before you choose that option you need to download the WIFI driver from the internet. After you have downloaded the WIFI driver software now you need to select this option and let the computer process it. After updating the software now, you will be able to connect to the 5ghz bandwidth network easily.