5GHz connection doesn't show.

We have a Linksys E2500 router and can't see the 5GHz SSID despite relatively new ASUS laptop model K55A.  The SSID is not hidden.

I can on my HTC One X phone and my wife can on her iPad and a VERY old iPhone 3GS.

Is there any way to get that to happen?
frugalmuleAsked:
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TomRScottCommented:
What NIC make/model does your ASUS K55A have?

I found a thread where an owner of an ASUS K55A replaced their single band NIC with a dual band version so they could use 5GHz at their school since the school's 2.4GHz WiFi was congested but the 5GHz had bandwidth to spare.

 - Tom
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frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
Tom, Thank you.

It is a "Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter." What seems strange to me is that I can go to an office I work at regularly and see their 5GHz, but can't see mine even when it is set to unhidden.  So strange.
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TomRScottCommented:
Strange indeed.

Qualcomm's product features page for that model ONLY mentions 2.4GHz.
I would check work again with that laptop/NIC.  I would also check the actual speed at work.

Might be a stretch, but if you are going by the SSID (the name that is) indicating it is a 5GHz it could just be misnamed. Believe it or not, I have seen that before.

 - Tom
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