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GS5... 5Ghz Wifi issue with higher channels.
So, got my new S5 home and tried to connect it to the same 5Ghz wifi network my note 3, GS4, X, iPad Mini W/Ret, iPad Air, iPhone 5S are connected too... and the S5 couldn't see the 5GHZ SSID.
It appears the problem is around the router's wifi channel.
My router's default channel for 5GHZ is 153. When you try and change it, you get pop-up saying for best performance use higher channel and recommends 149-161... If I change 5ghz to channel 48 or lower, and the S5 sees the 5GHZ!! As soon as I go back to 149 or higher, the S5 no longer sees my 5Ghz wifi.
Router: Netgear R6300 (v1) AC1750 with firmware V188.8.131.52_1.0.33 (I have not upgraded the router firmware due to known issues) Channel selection options for 5Ghz are 36,40,44,48, 143, 153, 157, 161.
Oh, and yeah, 2.4Ghz works just fine.