Way of usage 5 GHz Band on your wireless router

Every modern wireless home router manufacturer make Wireless-N capable routers. This trend takes its roots since 2007 when Wireless-N technology was made. Wireless-N dual-band technology is improved Wireless-G technology, which appeared earlier. The latest technologies provides your router to transmit signals in up to 300 MB/s on each of the bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz. If you are owner of router, which supports dual band transmission on frequencies 2.4GHz and 5GHz, set up 5GHz band for use.

First step

Firstly, you should enter in your router’s administration panel. That can be down by typing internal IP address in browser address bar. The most popular router IPs are, and

Second step

Here will be section like Wireless Settings. Click on it and then you will be in this section. All names of section can be different for different devices.

Third step

Then you should find something like Wireless Network section. Here you need to put a tick on “Enable SSID Broadcast”. If it’s necessary, enable security option (WEP, WPA or WPA2).

Fourth step

Don’t forget about your 5 GHz network’s name which can be changed in Name (SSID) field. After changing it, you should click Apply to save changes and enable 5 GHz band on your router.

Fifth step

Finally, you should connect to your 5 GHz network using personal computer, laptop or other Wireless-N device. Choose network’s name in list of available networks and enter password.