Connecting to 5 ghz wifi

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MatthewUT44, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. MatthewUT44 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys!

    I have a iPad mini 2 and I'm having problems with my wifi. I can see and connect to my 2.4 ghz network but I cannot see my 5ghz network. My laptop can see and connect to the 5 ghz network but my iPad mini cannot. Any possible fixes? I'm using a dlink dual band DIR 815 router.

    Thanks!
     
  2. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    Try rebooting both, the router and the ipad. Sometimes that fixes it.
     
  3. MatthewUT44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that and it doesn't work. Thanks for the answer. Just have to replace my dinosaur of a router
     
  4. crjackson2134, Jan 10, 2018
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    crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    What version of the iPad mini do you have. I have several iPads and some of the older models will see my 5 GHz WiFi but can't reliably connect at that speed, so the connection is refused, even older iPads don't support a 5 GHz connection at all. On my newer iPads, no problems.

    EDIT: Sorry, you did say the device model already (iPad mini 2), I should have read more carefully.
    That model dose have a dual-band WiFi radio so it should be supported. Understand however that the 5GHz signal is weaker, and if the radio can’t negotiate a stable connection with an error error rate within the allowable threshold, the connection will be denied.
     

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