iPhone 5 Wifi issue? 5Ghz

antman2295

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Hi guys and gals, I was just wondering if anyone else is having the same issue as me. My iPhone 5 seems to find only the 2.4Ghz signal, but not the 5. I thought maybe apple just needed to send an update, and as of last night my phone found the 5Ghz signal. Then when I woke up today the phone won't find the 5Ghz, but it will connect to the 2.4Ghz. Also I do know the 5Ghz signal is on, because my ATV2 is connected to the 5Ghz signal.

Any advice/tip will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

darster

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Hi guys and gals, I was just wondering if anyone else is having the same issue as me. My iPhone 5 seems to find only the 2.4Ghz signal, but not the 5. I thought maybe apple just needed to send an update, and as of last night my phone found the 5Ghz signal. Then when I woke up today the phone won't find the 5Ghz, but it will connect to the 2.4Ghz. Also I do know the 5Ghz signal is on, because my ATV2 is connected to the 5Ghz signal.

Any advice/tip will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Curious, how do you know what band it is using?
 

Intell

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5Ghz WiFi has a much smaller range than 2.4Ghz because it cannot penitrate things as well. Does your iPhone still see the 5Ghz when it is within 5 line of sight feet from the router.

Curious, how do you know what band it is using?
The bands can be named different things.
 

jmxp69

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Dec 10, 2008
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Hi guys and gals, I was just wondering if anyone else is having the same issue as me. My iPhone 5 seems to find only the 2.4Ghz signal, but not the 5. I thought maybe apple just needed to send an update, and as of last night my phone found the 5Ghz signal. Then when I woke up today the phone won't find the 5Ghz, but it will connect to the 2.4Ghz. Also I do know the 5Ghz signal is on, because my ATV2 is connected to the 5Ghz signal.

Any advice/tip will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
No problems with 5ghz here. Try manually setting a channel and try changing channels.

Curious, how do you know what band it is using?
On many dual band routers you can set discreet SSIDs for 2.4 and 5ghz bands.
 

antman2295

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Not sure, Ill go look and see, and like Intell said, we have the 5Ghz signal with a 5 in the name :)
 

reclusive46

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I can't say I've had any problem running off the 5Ghz network of my Time Capsule, now the 2ghz network is practically unused apart from a printer.
 

antman2295

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5Ghz WiFi has a much smaller range than 2.4Ghz because it cannot penitrate things as well. Does your iPhone still see the 5Ghz when it is within 5 line of sight feet from the router.



The bands can be named different things.
Nope. I stood right next too it, and no I didn't find it. :\
 

rychencop

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i had to delete my 2.4 network on the phone because it kept using that one as the default connection. no issues after that.
 

antman2295

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i had to delete my 2.4 network on the phone because it kept using that one as the default connection. no issues after that.
Ok, ill try it and see what happens. Last night I know it found both at the same time.

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i had to delete my 2.4 network on the phone because it kept using that one as the default connection. no issues after that.
Sigh, no dice. Still is only finding the 2.4Ghz.
 

darster

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5Ghz WiFi has a much smaller range than 2.4Ghz because it cannot penitrate things as well. Does your iPhone still see the 5Ghz when it is within 5 line of sight feet from the router.



The bands can be named different things.
Thanks!
 
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