No 5GHZ channel

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I have the latest merlinwrt firmware.
I have entware enabled for Diversion.
Today i noticed that diversion wasn't working anymore.
The USB stick is probably broken.
So i installed a new USB stick and i reformated it.
Now i have noticed that i don't have a 5 GHZ channel on my router.

I tried a hardware reset.
I tried downgrading the firmware
I tried installing the original firmware.
Nothing seems to solve the issue.

Can anyone help ?

Thanks in advance

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Very Senior Member
Sounds like your 5 GHz radio is hosed up, if factory reset and stock firmware didn't bring it up then it is unlikely any other procedure will. You have to exchange it, if under warranty get it replaced.


Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Try an electrical reset - unplug the power, wait 5 secs, then plug it back in (while keeping the power switch to on).


Senior Member
if you scroll down System status window do you see MAC address for wi-fi 5GHz? I had 2 situation over long time that MAC address was gone or overwritten with the same MAC address as Ethernet/wi-fi 2.4. Wi-fi 5 MAC address should be wi-fi 2.4 MAC address +4 in hex.

try to turn off Smart connect - reboot router and check then.
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Occasional Visitor

Thanks for all the feedback.
Over night i powered off the router.
This morning i powered on the router and the 5ghz network worked.
I reinstalled diversion.

I seems that i always get this problems with the router when the USB stick for the entware dies ....
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