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WUSB6100M - How to tell it to connect to 5ghz?

I have a wusb6100m adapter. It is connected to my computer and it will connect to my wifi network. I own a wrt3200acm router. I broadcast my 5gh and 2.4ghz with the same ssid. The network adapter will auto connect to the 2.4 ghz band (802.11n). Is there any way I can tell it to connect to the 5ghz band so I can get the benefits of 802.11ac? I transfer larger files (and running Ethernet isn't possible in this case) so I would like the slight edge that 5ghz/802.11ac provides. If there is anyway I can fix this (without creating 2 separate ssid) please let me know. Thanks!
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Re: WUSB6100M - How to tell it to connect to 5ghz?

If it has the same settings as my WUSB6300, you would go into your control panel, select the adapter under netwoking adapters. In the settings go to advanced tab, and scroll down the list if you have to, to find something like perferred band and set it to 5. There may also be another setting if I remember right, under the advanced settings as well, called something like wireless mode where you could tell the adapter to just use the 5Ghz band... 

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Re: WUSB6100M - How to tell it to connect to 5ghz?

Thanks for the help but I don't follow...I don't know where to find the settings. I tried under device managers but under the advanced tab I don't see anything about preferred band or anything that would signify 5ghz mode
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Re: WUSB6100M - How to tell it to connect to 5ghz?

I found a screenshot on the board for the advanced settings on my WUSB6300, https://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Adapters/Linksys-WUSB6300-Advanced-Settings/td-p/958611

 

Do you see anything like that with a list? I guess I should ask what operating system you are using as well.

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Re: WUSB6100M - How to tell it to connect to 5ghz?

Yes I do see something like that under Device managers. It's got options that are different than that one. The options are: 802.11b preamble, adhoc 11n, dynamic mimo power save, network address, receive buffers, scan valid interval, and transmit buffers.
I'm running Windows 7.
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Re: WUSB6100M - How to tell it to connect to 5ghz?

I wish it had some of the settings to force it to use 5Ghz only... I can only think of making seperate SSID's to force it to use it unless someone else has an idea....

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Re: WUSB6100M - How to tell it to connect to 5ghz?

This is only a guess, but if you try the chip manufacturers driver it may offer new options in the advanced settings.

Link is here https://www.ath-drivers.eu/atheros-wireless-drivers.html

You want the QCA9377 driver.

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