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5GHZ wifi missing

For the past week or two, my computer can no longer detect my 5ghz wifi signal. My smartphone can do it just fine but can't figure out why my PC can't find it anymore. I'm with Bell if that matters and they're unsure so it's likely a PC related issue. Using Windows 10 64 bit.

Also noticed in network settings that ipv6 connectivity is showing "no network access"

Any ideas?
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Exp315 wrote: Re-install Windows. :)
lovely fix. way to go microsoft...........

I never re-installed win 7,never had too. Now I have a laptop that if i enable the wifi card the whole system freezes. All started after an update a month or so ago.
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Exp315 wrote: Re-install Windows. :)
Tried that. Same result...perhaps I should do a full clean as supposed to the "keep my files" option
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I doubt that ipv6 is the issue. Is it possible that your PC's 5 ghz radio is toast?
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Phils wrote: I doubt that ipv6 is the issue. Is it possible that your PC's 5 ghz radio is toast?
Actually I use an extender. It works downstairs but no longer works upstairs where my desktop is. I'm guessing there is some sort of interference in the last 2 weeks because it was working well for months. The extender does not see the 5GHZ speeds anymore upstairs...

This isn't a deal breaker by any means. 2.4GHZ works fine-just wondered what happened...
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change the 5ghz channels and or sidebands and see if it can detect 5ghz
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badOne wrote: change the 5ghz channels and or sidebands and see if it can detect 5ghz
Ended up solving the problem. My extender needed a firmware upgrade and it works now. Thanks to all :)

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