I've got an ASUS RT-AC68U which has both a 2.4GHz and 5GHz network. My Win10 laptop can connect to the 5GHz network and everything works perfectly.
When I try to connect to the 2.4GHz network, it appears to connect but doesn't actually work. It pulls an IP but I can't ping the router or connect to anything on the network/internet.
I thought the 2.4GHz radio for my router was bad because I get the same result with another windows computer. However, my android phone can connect to the 2.4GHz network and surf.
I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling the network adapter but that didn't help. What are some other steps I can try?
My windows 10 computer is a Lenovo Z50-70 whose specs can be found here with the exception that I upgraded to windows 10 and now have version 1511 OS build 10586.164
My other computer is an old Sony Vaio with Windows 8.1. It has a Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wifi adapter. I also tried it with a RTL8188CU USB adapter. Both adapters had same result. If I use the wired ethernet connection then that works. Neither of the devices are capable of 5GHz so I can't test this computer's access to that side of the router.
I can give more details if that would be helpful, I just don't know what other details may be helpful.
In summary, I have a wifi router with both 2.4 and 5GHz broadcasts.
My lenovo (win10) laptop can connect fine to 5GHz.
Neither my lenovo (win10) nor my vaio (win8) can connect successfully through the 2.4GHz broadcast.
However, my Android is capable of connecting through both the 2.4 and 5GHz.
I hooked up an old router and each computer was able to connect to it at 2.4GHz so now I'm left wondering what is so special about my Android phone that is it able to connect when other devices can't.
There is no MAC filtering on the router.