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Currently, Windows 10 is the latest operating system that's developed by Microsoft. For its good features and many helpful applications, Windows 10 has become one of the famous system software. Despite many features and various useful applications, you still can stumble upon some problems, where you can't even activate a certain feature. One such difficulty that you might get is how to enable 5Ghz Wifi on Windows 10. in the section that follow's, you will get a reason on why you need to enable the 5GHz WiFi.

Simple Guide: How to Enable 5GHz WiFi On Windows 10?

Inspect If Your Machine Support 5GHz WiFi

1st, hit the combination of ‘Windows key + R’ simultaneously. after that, the ‘Run’ dialog box will show up.

In the ‘Run’ dialog box, enter a command ‘cmd’ & hit the ‘Enter’ key to open the ‘Command Prompt’ windows.
Type in ‘netsh WLAN show drivers’ and so to execute it, click the ‘Enter’ button.

From the output, search for a heading ‘Radio types supported’. Below this heading, if there are three network mode's- ‘802.11a 802.11g 802.11n’. These three modes allow the pc to support both bandwidths 2.4GHz and 5GHz. If you get these network mode's – ‘802.11g 802.11n’ and ‘802.11n 802.11g 802.11b’. Then the pc only supports bandwidth 2.4GHz.

Automatically Update Your WiFi Driver

First, press the Windows key and type in the device manager. Now, from the search result select the ‘Device Manager’ option.
Inside that window, locate the ‘Network adapters’ category, and so expand it. Now, from the expanded list, search for ‘Wireless adapter’ driver. Right-click on the driver and so from the options list select ‘Update Driver Software’ option.
In the new window select the primary option ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’, to start the update process of the driver on its own.
After the driver has been updated restart your machine and so see if it can detect the 5GHz network.