Airport extreme + windows 10 + AC usb stick

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Ransz, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Ransz, Jan 31, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016

    Ransz macrumors member

    May 7, 2013
    Is there a known issue with windows 10 not being compatible when plugging in a USB 802.11ac wireless adapter ?
    I have an ADSL modem router, and my wifi usb ether AC stick detect both its 2.4ghz and 5ghz wireless, but when I switch the ADSL modem router to bridge mode, and connect my Airport extreme, my PC with windows 10 and USB ac doesn't detect the airport 5ghz network... only the 2.4... needless to say that my macbook pro 13 inch, detects both networks when the Airport is plugged in...

    I tried two USB ethernet sticks that support AC, one is edimax 7822UAC and the other is Linksys WUSB6300.

    both the linksys and edimax have the same realtech chipset which might be causing both USB ethernets sticks not to recognise 5ghz...?

    Really need some help here, because I got a 300$ airport extreme just sitting on my shelf not being used... since a half priced ADSL modem router is currently working...
  2. Ransz thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2013
    So baisicaly airport extreme and windows 10 dont work well together... Damn..
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    By default, the AirPort Extreme has the 2.4 and 5 GHz networks on the same name. Therefore if your network is called SmithWireless, it will choose which band to use based on signal strength. If you want to have both your 2.4 and 5 GHz networks separated out with different names, you can change that in AirPort Utility.

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