5GHz Hotspot not working on Pixel 7/Pro: How to Fix

In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the issue of the 5Ghz hotspot not working on your Pixel 7 Pro. 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz are two WiFi bands used by numerous smartphones, including the latest Google flagships. The former band has a tad more noise, is also congested [due to the fact that other devices in your home might still be using this band], and most importantly offers a slower speed in comparison with 5Ghz which has less noise and a faster network speed.

The only benefit of 2.4 GHz over 5 is its long-range coverage, though for home usage, that might not be a cause of much concern. Moreover, most Pixel 7/Pro users already have a 5G SIM, so creating a 5Ghz hotspot and sharing the device’s internet is usually the preferred choice for them. However, that is proving to be easier said than done for some users. If you are also in the same boat, then this guide will help you out. Follow along.

Fix 5GHz Hotspot not working in Pixel 7/Pro

5Ghz Hotspot not working on Pixel 7 Pro

FIX 1: Extend Compatibility

To rectify the issue, you will have to disable the Extend Compatibility feature, which could be done as follows:

  1. Head over to Settings > Network and Internet > Hotspot and Tethering.
  2. Then go to WiFi Hotspot and disable the toggle next to Extend Compatibility.5Ghz Hotspot not working on Pixel 7 Pro

FIX 2: Using Third-Party App

You might also be able to get this job down via a rooted open-source app as well. To try it out, do check out our below-linked guide:

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That’s it. This should fix the issue of the 5GHz hotspot not working on your Pixel 7 Pro. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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