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2.4ghz verses 5gz wireless

tonyt2764
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2.4ghz verses 5gz wireless

have just received a new hub one from pn and noticed that i have two wireless channels can someone explain the difference between the two and also how the router goes about choosing which channel it assigns to your device cheers tonyt 

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Plusnet Staff
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Re: 2.4ghz verses 5gz wireless

The 2.4Ghz band has a longer range, but is more prone to interference, generally you'll see a lower speed on this than 5Ghz

The 5Ghz band has shorter range, but is less prone to interference and you'll tend to get your full speed on this.

A good idea is connect your compatible devices to both and allow them to roam between as the signal strength changes

 Paul Tarr
 Plusnet Network Operations
tonyt2764
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Re: 2.4ghz verses 5gz wireless

much appreciated paul for the quick reply looking at the activity between the two it does appear to be doing just that so i think i will just leave it alone and let each device choose its own frequency 

MARViN2003
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Re: 2.4ghz verses 5gz wireless

5Ghz doesn't penetrate solids as well as 2.4GHz, so it doesn't go through walls as well