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?
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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
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.
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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