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Can't see 5GHz WiFis

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By UsernameWasTaken, Senior Member on 30th May 2014, 10:59 PM
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5GHz Wifi N signals are "missing" on my XSP.

While at home, my old LG 4X picked up automatically three 5GHz frequencies from local hotspots using WiFi Analyzer app. The Xperia SP doesn't display any, like the 5GHz is not there at all. Tried with all the 5GHz channels turned on in the app, as well as just a few, more common of them, to no avail. Furthermore, WiFi Analyzer is missing the 5G icon on its graph screen.

I thought it was the weak signal problem on the SP so many spoke about, but I found the WiFi performs much better at the same places and circumstances than the mentioned 4X, although at 2.4GHz. I also went to a place where I previously used a 5GHz wifi, but still nothing.

The phone is on .1.254 generic UK FW.
3rd June 2014, 12:01 PM |#2  
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Can anyone help me with this?
8th July 2014, 08:31 AM |#3  
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No 5Ghz
I can confirm this. I'm on 1.205 and I can't see any 5Ghz AP. The phone is advertised as dual band, even tho I don't use a dual band router this still annoys me, My old and cheap Blu Dash 4.5 gets better speed from the router (130+) compared to the SP (74). I'm happy with the XP but these WiFi issues are really annoying.

For a fix, my uninformed opinion is, this should be addressed on the kernel or driver level, the chipset has the dual band hardware but something is missing between the hardware and our stock FWs.
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