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How to configure Apple Watch to work on Wi-Fi 5 GHz

Apple Watch first generation have a number of limitations that complicate the lives of the owners. One of them became known this week. How do I find the French reader resource iGen, smart watch Apple refuse to connect to wireless networks on the 5 GHz frequency.

In fact, this is not a limitation of the manufacturer or the failure of the software of the Apple Watch. The watch has no technical ability to work with high-speed networks. To connect your gadget to the Wi-Fi is necessary to observe two conditions: connect paired to an iPhone to a wireless network and make sure it complies with 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHZ.

How to configure Apple Watch to work on Wi-Fi 5 GHz:

Step 1: Completely turn off the Apple Watch (or activate the airplane mode), then configure the router two wireless networks with frequencies of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

Step 2: In order to avoid problems, use the “Forget this network” for data Wi-Fi on the iPhone.

Step 3: On the iPhone and connect to the 2.4 GHz network. Paired Apple Watch must remember this network. Turn on your watch and make sure they are correctly connected to the Internet. To do this, open any app with access to the Network (Weather, Stocks etc.). At this stage, the data transfer will be through Bluetooth.

Step 4: turn Off Bluetooth on the iPhone. Now the Apple Watch and the iPhone needs to switch to a wireless network Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz.

On the clock screen, you may briefly see an icon that signals about disconnecting from your smartphone.

Step 5: Now on your iPhone connect to Wi-Fi 5 GHz. Just in case you “forget” the network is 2.4 GHz, as the Apple Watch already memorized the desired access settings for Wi-Fi. Now even in different networks, the phones and the watch will be able to find each other in the absence of Bluetooth. While the Apple Watch will be connected to the 2.4 GHz network, and the iPhone – to 5 GHz.

To test the wearable computer, disable Bluetooth on your smartphone, then Apple Watch initiate a voice call using Siri.

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