How to switch the wifi band from 2.4GHz to 5GHz in Windows?

Bucknell-owned Machines

Due to security policies, Bucknell-owned machines will need to have administrative rights prior to following the instructions below. Find Make Me Admin in programs and select Grant Me Administrator Rights.

How to switch from 2.4GHz to 5GHz in Windows?

  1. Open Control Panel

  2. Click on Network and Sharing. (You may need to select Network and Internet first depending on your Control Panel view)

  3. Select Wi-fi (

  4. Click on Properties

  5. A prompt for "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? will pop up.  Enter your Bucknell user name and password

  6. Select Configure under Wi-Fi Properties

  7. Under Property select Preferred Band. Under Value select Prefer 5GHz band

  8. Select OK




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