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Pam2
Level 7

Does Roku support 5g

My internet supports both 24g and 5g Both show up on my I pad and I can select which I want When I check Roku connectivity only 24g shows as a choice along with neighbors net links Why doesn’t the 5g link show up? Can I someway add the 5g manually?
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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Does Roku support 5g

5G is a cellular service. You are asking about 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi, using the 802.11 protocol. Yes, some Roku devices do support 5 GHz. Of the currently available models, only the Streaming Stick+ (model 3810) and the Ultra LT (4662) and Ultra (4670) are dual band. Some of the larger Roku TVs are also dual band, but it varies by manufacturer and screen size. 

No, you can't add 5 GHz support to an existing single band device. the actual hardware radio inside the Roku has to support both bands, and it's not replaceable. What model Roku do you have?

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Does Roku support 5g

And t wont be any better if you dont have the latest hardware.

I suppose I should start saying 5ghz instead of 5G.

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atc98092
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Re: Does Roku support 5g


@boogernose wrote:

I suppose I should start saying 5ghz instead of 5G.


Yeah, it does help keeping the labels correct. There may come a day that Roku has a player with a 5G modem built in, but I wouldn't hold my breath for it. Smiley Very Happy

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Does Roku support 5g

Yeah, that aint happening...............

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BEACHRIO
Level 7

Re: Does Roku support 5g

Which Roku support 5 GHz WiFi?

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Strega
Level 16

Re: Does Roku support 5g

If you look here, the models that say "single-band wireless" are 2.4GHz only, and the ones that say "dual-band wireless" add 5GHz Wi-Fi.

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