How to Change Linksys Router From 2.4 GHZ to 5GHZ

Linksys dual band routers provide you the option of setting your wireless networks using either the 2.4GHZ or 5GHZ frequency bands or both.

In this article we will provide you the step by step guide of instructions on how to manually change linksys router from 2.4ghz to 5ghz(dual band router). Alternatively you can also change your wireless network’s mame and the password by using the Linksys connect software.

Note: If you want to connect to a 5GHZ frequency network you should also check your laptop’s documentation if its wireless adapter is capable of connecting a 5GHZ wireless network or not. If you want to know how to personalize and connect to the 5GHZ network band on Linksys wireless router

Steps to change Linksys router bands from 2.4 GHZ to 5 GHZ

Step 1 –

Firstly access your router’s web based setup page. For the instructions how to do this we have another guide on this. If you are using a MAC computer then the instructions will be a little different.

Step 2 –

Click on the wireless tab

Step 3 –

Under the basic wireless settings sub tab select the manual option

Step 4 –

For the E200 or WRT320N router select a wireless band and a network mode.

Step 5 –

For the linksys wi-fi routers you may enable the 2n4GHZ or 5GHZ bands or the both by setting the Network mode to your desired standard.

Step 6 –

Now enter a network name(or SSID)

Step 7 –

For the network mode select mixed or wireless N only option. Then select the auto on the channel width option.

Step 8 –

Now select the wireless channel from the drop down list.

Tip: The recommended wireless channels for 2n4 GHZ wireless network are 1,6,9 and 11 since they are considered to be non overlapping channels. And for the 5 GHZ network channels 36, 40, 44 and 48 are the recommended channels. For the linksys wi-fi routers it is the best to leave the channel to the Auto option if you are not experiencing connectivity issues.

Step 9 –

Set the SSID broadcast to enable to broadcast your 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ networks. Then click on the save settings options to apply the changes.

Note: Setting the SSID broadcast to disabled will hide the wireless network.

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