1. Tikerz's Avatar
    I just got a new 950XL dual sim and I'm not able to see ANY 5GHz wireless networks. Does it not support dual band wireless?
    01-18-2016 12:52 AM
  2. bilemke's Avatar
    About to return my dual sim (not for this issue, but seemed fitting since you just got yours).

    Anyway, it worked fine with an Asus router I have had home that I have each of the 2.4 and 5.0 ghz bands identify with their own id. I can see and connect to both without issue on the 950 XL Dual Sim (RM-1116).
    01-18-2016 01:02 AM
  3. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    There's other discussions about this issue in the forums. Yes, there are problems with 5Ghz wi-fi connections. The phone can recognize and use the signal but for how long is anybody's guess. Mine will connect and then drop if for example the phone leaves the wi-fi area and connects to cellular. Then it can't find or connect again to 5 GHz wi-fi until a reboot of the phone is performed. The 2.4 GHz band is stable however and no problems retaining/reconnecting to that. I also have an ASUS (RT-N66U) dual/simultaneous band router.
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    01-18-2016 09:16 AM
  4. Tikerz's Avatar
    Weird. Mine can't even see any available 5GHz connections. I'm using a Linksys AC900 dual band router.
    01-18-2016 11:56 AM
  5. xt_20's Avatar
    I have a TP Link dual band router and Lumia 950.
    The Lumia can't see my 5GHz network at all. All other devices in the house (including my old Lumia 920) can.
    It can see my 2.4GHz network, but drops out often.
    01-19-2016 09:16 AM
  6. Rupert Holmes's Avatar
    My returned XL worked fine with my ASUS RT-AC87U and at other locations with 5GHZ.
    01-19-2016 09:31 AM
  7. ordivergens's Avatar
    I have found that when I put the phone in airplane mode, and then turn on wifi, it cannot see 5 GHz networks. If I turn on wifi with airplane mode off, then I can see 5 GHz networks. I have seen this behavior sometimes on my Note 5 as well.
    01-19-2016 10:18 AM
  8. 4everForever's Avatar
    I have a TP Link dual band router,amd my 950xl dual sim can't even detect the 5ghz wireless, which is kinda annoying.

    The only thing i like about this phone is the camera, the other things are buggy to me.
    01-19-2016 10:22 AM
  9. Tikerz's Avatar
    I'm glad I'm not alone
    01-19-2016 10:25 AM
  10. QuentinJ's Avatar
    Had a few problems seeing 5GHz WiFi in December weeks ago that required airplane mode on/off or restart to fix (WiFi on/off didn't do the trick).
    But the problem only lasted a few days and was fine afterwards. I bought a Netgear Nighhawk R7000 (AC1900) at the beginning of the month and I don't have problems with it either (although I wasn't having problems anymore when I bought the new router).
    Don't know why it was unstable but now I don't have problems
    01-19-2016 01:15 PM
  11. Tikerz's Avatar
    I have found that when I put the phone in airplane mode, and then turn on wifi, it cannot see 5 GHz networks. If I turn on wifi with airplane mode off, then I can see 5 GHz networks. I have seen this behavior sometimes on my Note 5 as well.
    I just did some button pressing toggling airplane mode on/off and wifi on/off and somehow it started to show my 5GHz network. What the heck Microsoft???
    01-19-2016 03:12 PM
  12. ajj3085's Avatar
    I haven't had any issues so far.
    01-20-2016 04:54 PM
  13. 950XLTechDaD's Avatar
    Hey Man
    I have the same router and the same phone . have you found any other solutions ?
    05-31-2016 01:20 AM

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