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To use Wi-Fi tethering in the 5 GHz band.
- Find and tap Setting → Network and Internet → Hotspot and tethering → Portable hotspot.
- Tap AP band and select 5 GHz band preferred.
- Tap the slider on the top turn it ON (blue)
Note: Immediately after starting Wi-Fi tethering, you cannot connect from the client device for up to 3 minutes for checking the presence of radar in the 5 GHz band, so please connect after the notification of "5 GHz portable hotspot is available" is displayed.
Also, if radar is detected in the 5 GHz band during Wi-Fi tethering, the communication between the client devices will be disconnected, but after a while, the client devices will automatically reconnect.
In either case, "5 GHz band preferred" Wi-Fi tethering operates in the 5 GHz band if there is a frequency that can be used in the 5 GHz band, and operates in the 2.4 GHz band if the frequency in the 5 GHz band cannot be used.