Anniversary Update doesn’t fix 5 Ghz Wi-Fi issues

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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One of the oldest and annoying issues haunting Windows users are the 5 Ghz Wi-Fi problems which prevent computers from detecting Wi-Fi networks using this bandwidth. This bug affects Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems, and users reported it to Microsoft years ago.

Everybody hoped the Anniversary Update would fix the 5Ghz Wi-Fi issues once and for all, but recent user reports have revealed this problem is still present. Basically, computers whether don’t detect 5Ghz Wi-Fi networks at all, or they disconnect after a few seconds.

Computers running the Anniversary Update still can’t connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi networks

So I’ve tried three different times with the anniversary update on my main pc and rolled back each time.  My primary network in my house is a 5 ghz network.  I’m using an ASUS USB AC-56 tied into a usb 3.0 port.  Windows will connect to the network, work for a second, and then show zero bars (or not be able to identify the network at all).

Users have also noticed the Wi-Fi signal is stable when connecting to 2.4 networks, and if they roll back to the fall update, their computers have no problems detecting and staying connected to 5 Ghz Wi-Fi networks.

What is worse is that the network settings are unavailable, as users can’t access the Properties option. When they click on the Wi-Fi icon in Network and Sharing Center, a blank box pops up and the settings won’t load.

We haven’t been able to find a fix for this problem, but if you’ve come across one, you can share it with the community in the comment section below.

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