In the faster world everyone wants good WiFi coverage and good bandwidth on their laptop or PC. If WiFi coverage and bandwidth is not good then you get annoyed easily. So in this article I will show you how to enable 5GHz WiFi on your laptop if supported. So let’s find out!!
How To Enable 5GHz Wi-Fi on Laptop
let’s check first that if your laptop supports 5GHz WiFi or not. To check this, follow steps given below:
Step 1: Press Windows key and type “CMD” and right click on the cmd and “Run as administrator”
Important: If your laptop has external WiFi dongle than you have to do first manually turn on WiFi like image given below than proceed to next Steps.
Step 2: Now in the cmd window type this command ‘netsh wlan show drivers’ to show up WiFi details.
Step 3: Now look for the radio types supported. It will look like the image.
If you see 802.11g and 802.11n network modes than your laptop WiFi device does not supports the 5 GHz bandwidth WiFi. but if you find like this ”802.11a” than congratulations you got the 5GHz WiFi. Connect any WiFi hotspot or access point which is 5GHz or 802.11a and enjoy the improved bandwidth and decreased latency.
There is another easy way to check if laptop or PC WiFi supports 5GHz bandwidth. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Right click on my computer and click on “manage“.
Step 2: Now look for the “Device manager” and Open.
Step 3: Now Find “Network adapters” and expand it.
Step 4: Now find “Wireless network adapters” as shown in the image and Double click on it to open.
Step 5: Go to advance and Click on the wireless mode.
If you found 802.11a then laptop supports 5GHz WiFi.
But if only found b, g or n then it will not support the 5GHz bandwidth.
If your laptop supports 5GHz WiFi then it will get automatically enabled by default. But if you are not lucky and not found 802.11a in previous steps then by a external WiFi adaptor which supports 5GHz or 802.11a mode.