How to Connect Your HomePod with 5GHz Wifi Network

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For those looking to get the most out of their HomePod, connecting it to your home’s 5GHz Wi-Fi network is the way to go. 5GHz networks offer much higher speeds and greater stability than 2.4GHz networks, and that makes them ideal for streaming music or making voice calls on your HomePod.

In this blog post, we’ll explain what 5GHz Wi-Fi is and how you can use it with your HomePod. We’ll also provide some tips on how to ensure you get the most out of your HomePod’s connection.

What is 5GHz Wi-Fi?
5GHz Wi-Fi is a type of wireless internet connection that operates at a frequency of 5 gigahertz (5 billion cycles per second). This frequency offers several advantages over the 2.4GHz frequency used by traditional Wi-Fi networks:
• It has more available channels, allowing for less interference from other devices on the same network
• The higher frequency provides faster speeds and better performance (up to thee times faster than 2.4GHz)
• It has a greater range than 2.4GHz, so you can access your network from farther away
• It is less susceptible to interference from other household electronics like microwaves and cordless phones

How Do I Connect My HomePod To 5GHz?
Connecting your HomePod to a 5GHz network is relativly simple. First make sure that your router supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals, then follow these steps:
1) On your iOS device (iPhone or iPad), go into Settings > Wi-Fi and select the desired WiFi network
2) Tap on “Configure Network” in the bottom right corner of the screen
3) Select “5 GHz only” as the frequency band option
4) Tap “Done” in the top right corner of the screen
5) Your device will now connect to the 5 GHz band whenever possible

Once you have connected your iOS device to a 5 GHz network, all other Apple devices connected to that same network will automatically switch over as well — including your HomePod!

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your HomePod On A 5 GHz Network:
1) Keep your router up-to-date — Updating firmware regularly can help ensure better performance from both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks
2) Place your router near where you plan on using your HomePod — The closer your router is located, the stronger signal it will emit

3) Move other electronic devices away from where you plan on using your HomePod — Electronic devices like microwaves can interfere with radio frequencies, causing poor performance

By connecting our HomePods to a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network instead of a traditional 2.4 GHz one, we can experience faster speeds and better overall performance when streaming music or making voice calls. This blog post povided an overview of what a 5 GHz network is, how you can connect your device to it, and some tips for getting the most out of it with a HomePod!

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Can HomePod Connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi Networks?

Yes, the HomePod mini can connect to a 5GHz wifi network. It is designed to prefer the faster 5GHz band when it is available, but it also has the capability to connect to 2.4GHz networks if necessary. You may need to manually select which network you wuld like your HomePod mini to connect to in order for it to be able to access the 5GHz network.

What Type of WiFi Does HomePod Use?

HomePod and HomePod mini both use the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone or iPad. This means that when you set up your HomePods, they will automatically connect to the same Wi-Fi network that your iPhone or iPad is connected to. Additionally, if you ever change the Wi-Fi network that your iPhone or iPad is connected to, HomePod and HomePod mini will also automatically switch to the new network.

Changing 2.4GHz to 5GHz

Yes, you can change 2.4GHz to 5GHz if your computer supports it. To do this in Windows 10, open Device Manager and locate your wireless adapter, then right-click it and select Properties. In the Properties window, switch the radio mode from 2.4GHz to 5GHz. You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Keep in mind that a 5GHz connection is not aways available everywhere and you may experience degraded performance while using it.

Changing HomePod Wi-Fi Settings

Changing your Wi-Fi settings on your HomePod is easy! First, open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad. Then, select the HomePod you want to change the Wi-Fi settings for. Tap Settings and then tap General. In the General screen, tap Wi-Fi and you’ll be able to select a new network for your HomePod. If your Wi-Fi router requires a password, you can enter it here as well. Once you’ve chosen a new network and entered a password (if required), simply tap Done in the upper rigt corner of the screen to save your changes. Your HomePod will now be connected to the new network and will continue working as normal.


In conclusion, the HomePod mini is designed to connect to the 5GHz WiFi network for faster and more reliable performance. 5GHz networks offer improved speed, reduced interference, and btter security compared to 2.4GHz networks, making them ideal for use with HomePod mini. With just a few steps in your device manager or admin tool, you can easily switch your WiFi channel selection from 2.4GHz to 5GHz and reap the benefits of a faster and more secure connection.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.