As a MacBook Pro M1 user, I recently ran into an issue with connecting to my home’s 5GHz WiFi network. I found that my device would have difficulty connecting to it, or that the connection would be unstable when connected. This was a frustrating problem to have, as I rely on my MacBook Pro for work and personal use, and a stable internet connection is essential.
After some research, I discovered that this issue is not unique to my device. Many Apple M1 devices users have reported similar problems with connecting to 5GHz WiFi networks. I decided to search in the Apple Discussions board and found a post from a user with a similar problem that suggests changing the network’s channel width to 40MHz.
Тo my surprise, it worked perfectly! My MacBook was able to connect to the 5GHz WiFi network without any issues, and the connection was stable.
If you’re experiencing similar issues with connecting to 5GHz WiFi networks on your device, I highly recommend trying this solution. Switching the 5GHz network’s channel width to 40MHz may be the fix you need to get your device back to working properly.
It’s worth noting that this problem may not affect all Apple M1 devices and some users may not experience any issues at all.
In conclusion, if you are a M1 device user and having trouble connecting to 5GHz WiFi networks, switching the 5GHz network’s channel width to 40MHz is a solution worth trying before reaching out to Apple Support.