How To Switch Router To 5ghz

Routers usually transmit their signals either using the 2.4GHz or the 5 GHz frequency band. But the dual-band routers transmit using both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands. The wireless devices connect to WiFi by detecting either of these bands. If you want your wireless router to transmit signals using one frequency band, then you can set it up. The how to switch router to 5ghz steps are given below.

  • Step 1:Turn on your wireless router and your computer.
  • Step 2:Connect your router to your computer using an Ethernet cable.
  • Step 3:To change the router settings to switch it to 5 GHz, you must access the web interface of the wireless router.
  • Step 4:So type the IP address of your wireless router in the address bar of a web browser on your computer.
  • Step 5:If you do not know the IP address of your router, you can find it out from the label on your router.
  • Step 6:Now, when the login page of the wireless router is displayed, enter the username and password, and click the Login button and follow with how to switch router to 5ghz guide.
  • Step 7:Then go to the wireless settings or advanced settings of your router.
  • Step 8:Usually, both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands will be enabled in most of the routers (dual-band).
  • Step 9:If you see an option to disable the 2..4 GHz frequency band, then click it. Else click the checkbox near Enable 2.4 GHz option to uncheck and disable it. These settings options may differ from router to router, as given below.

In Netgear router:

  • Step 1:Go to Wireless settings in the Advanced Setup and disable the checkbox near the Enable Wireless Router Radio option in the 2.4 GHz section.

In TP-Link router:

  • Step 1:In this router, you can set the router to 5 GHz from the Dual Band Selection option left panel of the web interface. Click the Dual Band Selection option and then click the Only work in 5 GHz option in the right side window.
  • Step 1:Make the changes, save it, and then reboot your wireless router.
  • Step 2:Now by using the above given how to switch router to 5ghz steps, your wireless router will work only on a 5 GHz frequency band.