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Re: when do you use 2.4GHz vs 5GHz

Hogger2
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when do you use 2.4GHz vs 5GHz

Never used before and do not know the difference.  Thanks

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ElaineM
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Re: when do you use 2.4GHz vs 5GHz

Read the article below too.

 

What is the difference between 2.4 GHz and 5GHz?

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VE6CGX
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Re: when do you use 2.4GHz vs 5GHz

2.4GHz band is older vs. 5GHz is newer band. As a result there are more users on 2.4 causing congestion of signals.

5GHz is still much less congested but has shorter range vs. 2.4. There is no rule which one should be used. Try both

and choose the better one for you.

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ElaineM
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Re: when do you use 2.4GHz vs 5GHz

Read the article below too.

 

What is the difference between 2.4 GHz and 5GHz?

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team

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