I picked up my new Galaxy S5 on Thursday and I'm having issues getting it to reliably connect to my 5GHz wifi network at home. It will initially connect but the connection will only last for upto an hour before it drops it. The time before the drop appears to be random. After it get dropped the phone will not connect to the network for 5-10 minutes. The phone works flawlessly when I use the same router in 2.4GHz mode. (Router = ASUS RT-66u)
I've tried Rogers tech support and got passed around 4 times before reaching someone saying that Rogers doesn't support 5Ghz wifi. Even though the device they sold me does. They were no help. I have changed the IP Settings from DCHP to static. No dice.
Is anyone else having issues with their S5 on a 5GHz network?
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There is an Advance menu in the Wifi settings.
In that menu there is "Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep"
Set to always.
This does not work as a solution for me. There seems to be a major problem with advanced wi-fi. There is no option to select DHCP or Static only proxy and hangs when in advanced settings. It never connects to 5Ghz on 2.4Ghz. I just traded up my Samsung S3 to S5. It worked seamless on 5Ghz. It is the same home network and no changes. My iPad connects to 5Ghz with no issues. I'm stumped I bet there has to be a software/firmware fix for wi-fi or just a bad wi-fi adapter. Any other ideas? Thanks
This worked for me on my router:
Change the Wireless Channel : Change it to the lowest Mhz rate in my case 36-5180Mhz. Wireless is cool buy it's not a perfect technology, as there are too many variables.