Many of us often feel the need to use high speed internet without actually paying for it. So usualy we turn our PC/LAPPY in a wifi-hotspot. There are many software’s available for the same. Connectify is one of them. Lately i had been having issues connecting my cell using connectify. I noticed that 5GHz mode was on, and i couldn’t find any way around it. Went online searched but nothing relevant came up. So in this tut i’d be discussing how to force that 5GHz to 2.4GHz.
Firstly what is the difference between 5GHz mode and 2.4 Ghz mode?
5GHz has a shorter range compared with 2.4GHz;
The 2.4GHz frequency is way more crowded than 5GHz, devices on 2.4GHz suffer much more interference than the ones on 5GHz;
Fewer devices are capable of using the 5GHz channel than the 2.4GHz channel.
What does the 5GHz mode warning means?
Connectify Hotspot is using the same Wi-Fi band and channel that your wireless access point uses. Your PC acquires a connection via Wi-Fi, and if you share over the same device you use the same band and channel.
The problem is when the Internet connection is made via 802.11a or 802.11n at 5.8GHz. While Connectify Hotspot will share its connection perfectly on 5.8GHz, some devices cannot connect on 5GHz channels. This means your Hotspot will not show up for devices that can’t see 5GHz networks and may appear to not be working. If you see a “5GHz Warning” Connectify Hotspot has detected that you are using a 5GHz channel.
It is possible to have a 5GHz hotspot, but unfortunately, Connectify does not have the ability to control between 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The channel of the Hotspot is determined by the channel of the network that the adapter is currently connected to as well as your network adapter (if it supports 5GHz). If you are connected to a 5GHz network, then you will get a 5GHz hotspot. The same would also be true for a 2.4GHz hotspot.
NOW I’LL GUIDE YOU ON HOW TO CONFIGURE YOUR ADAPTER TO USE 2.4GHz ONLY
Search for Device Manager in the top left of your screen. Click on it.
In the following menu look for NETWORK ADAPTERS, expand it and select your wireless adapter name. In this case mine is INTEL DUALBAND WIRELESS-AC 7260
Double click on your wireless adapter and then go to advanced. There you’ll see many things, look for CHANNEL WIDTH FOR 2.4GHz and CHANNEL WIDTH FOR 5.2GHz. Change the value of both of them from auto t0 20MHz.
Then start your CONNECTIFY to see the 5MHz warning gone!!!!!!