The 5ghz band has higher speeds and works over shorter distances, but many users reported 5ghz driver issues over the years.
In order to fix these issues, we prepared a series of steps that can help you solve this issue in no time.
- 5GHz Wifi drivers issues can cause your Wi-Fi connection to stop working.
- To repair this problem, updating your drivers is the best solution.
- Another effective solution is to uninstall the problematic drivers.
Update your drivers
- Press the Windows key + S, type Device Manager, and select Device Manager from the list.
- Double-click Network adapters to open the window shown in the snapshot directly below.
- Double-click the wireless adapter there.
- Then press the Driver tab, and select the Update driver button.
- Select the Search automatically for drivers option.
- Select the Browse my computer for driver software option.
- Now, select the Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer option.
- Select the Have Disk button, and locate the drivers’ .inf file.
- Then press the Open button.
Reinstall your drivers
- Go to Device Manager -> right-click on Device Manager -> select Uninstall device.
- Follow the on-screen instructions -> reboot your computer.
- Update your drivers
Uninstall and reinstall your drivers
- Uninstalling a driver and reinstalling it can sometimes fix driver-associated issues. To uninstall a driver, press the Windows key + X.
- Enter Device Manager in the Open box, and double-click it to open that window.
- Right-click your driver and select Uninstall device on the context menu.
- Press the Windows key + X hotkey again.
- In the search box, enter Control Panel, and click the top result.
- Click Uninstall a program to open the window shown directly below.
- Select the device driver category at the top, and select your driver.
- Press Uninstall.
- Press the Windows key + X hotkey again, and type Repair in the Search box.
- Select Troubleshoot to open the window shown directly below.
- Click the hardware troubleshooter to open the window shown directly below.
- Select the network adapter troubleshooter, and press the Run the troubleshooter button.
Update the firmware
- Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security section.
- Choose Windows Update from the left pane and click Check for updates.
Disconnect other devices
- Disconnect all other wireless devices from your 5ghz wifi band. These include Bluetooth devices, game controllers, wireless printers, and wireless headphones.
Change Channel Width
Go to Device Manager and open Network Adapters
Right click on the network adapter you are using and press Properties.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Look for 802.11g and select 802.11n or 802.11ac, if available.
- Click OK to save and exit.