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AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

Hey all:

 

From reading the prior posts, I gather what I'm about to describe is a common problem with the WUSB6300 wireless adapter.  Briefly, I recently went with AT&T  for internet service and have their router and maximum internet which is supposed to provide speeds around 300 Mbps.  My system is an HP system using an AMD A8-500 APU chip, 64 big, 8 GB RAM, running windows 10 home.  Being not terribly computer proficient, it took awhile for me to realize I wasn't getting full speeds or connecting to the 5 GHz network via the computer's internet adapter, a Ralink RT4390R 802.11bgn wi-fi adapter.  

 

Aha, I thought, I'll simply get a USB adapter and use that.  Reviews pointed me to the AC1200.  Bought one, managed to install it and although it could "see" the 5GHz network, it couldn't connect to it consistently.  After working with LIveChat at LInksys, I was told the adapter was bad and to get a new one.  Did so.  Still have the same problem.  

 

Based on other messages, I have tried multiple times to update the driver to the Windows 10 64 version available on LInksys site, but that doesn't seem to help.  Currently the driver is from Realtek, version 1030.17.1101.2016.  While I can connect intermittently using this driver to the 2.4 GHz network, I still can't connect to the 5 GHz.

 

Can anyone provide help with this or is it a matter of simply returning this and getting a different adapter (hello Netgear!).

 

Thanks

 

Steinbeck69

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Registered: ‎11-22-2015

Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

On your ISP provided wireless router, can you log in to see what the 5 Ghz settings are?

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APs: WRT1200ACv1 -r34777, WRT1900ACv1-r34578
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Registered: ‎07-24-2017

Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

I can.  What particular information am I looking for about the 5 GHz settings; I take it something I should set the access point to specifically?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Steinbeck69

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Registered: ‎08-02-2017

Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

HAve you tried

Selecting your Wireless icon on the task bar and from there.

 

                                          > Right click, and select, network and sharing center.
                                                        >Change adapter settings

                                                                >Select your wifi device, right Click then Propertys

>Select button [Configure]

       > Select <Advanced Tab> 

            Locate Channel Mode and change the (Value=5G Only) Opposed to 2.4G and 5G

 

Works for mine with the correct driver that is.

 

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Registered: ‎07-24-2017

Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

Thanks to all who have provided suggestions.  I may try switching over to the 5GHz only in setting, HOWEVER, I seem to have found another solution, mentioned in another thread in the Linksys community forums, which is to install another company's driver (working through the links provided in the other thread) and now the adapter is able to connect (and just as importanlty STAY connected) to the 5GHz network.

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Registered: ‎11-16-2017

Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

I have the same problem intermittently since the Fall Creators update. I have installed the Linksys driver for Windows 10 from this site but its only partially resolved problems.

 

Can you share which drivers you used to have the USB6300 remain connected to 5G please?

 

 

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Registered: ‎11-22-2015

Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

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This is the one I have used, from the chip manufacturer, when I was having issues

http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=21&PFid=64&Level=5&Conn=4&DownT...

 

Since then, I had to restore my laptop re-inatll all the updates, and tried the newest drivers by linksys and it's worked so far.

 

 

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Registered: ‎11-16-2017

Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

Odd thing is that mine works for a while then when PC is on but not used it seems to disconnect and only one light flashes. If I unplug from USB and plug back into same slot immediately it starts working again. I already set it not to turn off power.

I currently have the latest Linksys 64bit Windows 10 drivers too.
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Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

I remember reading about that same issue you are having, I think that is the one where I suggested using the wireless chip manufacturers drivers that I posted above.

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Registered: ‎11-16-2017

Re: AC1200 (WUSB6300) can not connect to 5GHz network

Ok since it’s now suddenly dropping even when actively watching something I need to try something. And has returned to the slow speeds problem too.
Trying out the Realtek driver from the link provided above. So far seems to better, stays connected, speed is improved.
One thing I noticed is now instead of two blue lights I only have one on flashing rapidly.

Has to be better than unplugging and reconnecting the usb frequently. Thanks for the suggestion I’ll monitor it for a few days.