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RT-N66U router - dual frequency wifi.

robquick
Dabbler
Posts: 10
Registered: 26-11-2014

RT-N66U router - dual frequency wifi.

Hi,
Having installed my new RT-N66UI I now have two wi-fi networks showing on my computer, the 2.4ghz and the 5ghz network. Why have two, the 5ghz is significantly quicker so why use the 2.4ghz network ? I'm sure there is a very good reason, I'm just interested to know the answer !
Thanks.
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Community Veteran
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Registered: 22-06-2012

Re: RT-N66U router - dual frequency wifi.

The 2.4 Ghz signal has a much greater range & a lot of devices will only connect to the 2.4 Ghz signal.
robquick
Dabbler
Posts: 10
Registered: 26-11-2014

Re: RT-N66U router - dual frequency wifi.

Thanks, that would explain the difference in signal strength between the 2.4 and 5 when I move further away from the router.  Embarrassed
Thanks again.
x47c
Grafter
Posts: 878
Registered: 14-08-2009

Re: RT-N66U router - dual frequency wifi.

Particularly affects old houses with some really solid brick and plaster internal walls and especially cottages with 2 foot thick stone walls.
launton
Grafter
Posts: 80
Registered: 07-08-2014

Re: RT-N66U router - dual frequency wifi.

Don't look sad Rob I have this router and it kicks a***  Cheesy