Why does my WiFi have 2 bands?

Why does my WiFi have 2 bands?

What does it mean? Without getting too bogged down in the various wireless networking standards, broadly, the two bands are those two frequencies, with the lower-frequency 2.4GHz offering a longer reach, and the more modern and higher frequency 5GHz being able to move more data around faster.

What is the best band for 2.4 GHz WiFi?

For best results, it is highly recommended to keep the 2.4 GHz channels to 1, 6, and 11, as these channel settings will allow for virtually no overlap in the WiFi signal. Shown below is a channel graph from WiFi Scanner showing three access points configured for channels 1, 6, and 11.

What is a 2 band router?

Dual-band routers are routers which are capable of transmitting and receiving data using both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, either simultaneously or one at a time.

Why does my router have 2 5GHz bands?

So, instead of being a dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz access point, you now have a single band, dual 5GHz access Point. This technology allows for flexibility, better network efficiency, and optimal Wi-Fi design.

Is dual-band router worth it?

In short, you only “need” a dual-band router if you’re planning to connect many WiFi devices on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels. If you just have a laptop or ipad and want some WiFi, just get a single-band router that matches the frequency range of your Wireless adapters (very likely 2.4GHz).

Should I extend both WiFi bands?

Ideally, you should use the 2.4GHz band to connect devices for low bandwidth activities like browsing the Internet. On the other hand, 5GHz is the best suited for high-bandwidth devices or activities like gaming and streaming HDTV.

Do I need both 2.4 and 5GHz?

If you want better range, use 2.4 GHz. If you need higher performance or speed, use the 5GHz band. The 5GHz band, which is the newer of the two, has the potential to cut through network clutter and interference to maximize network performance.

How many devices can a dual-band router handle?

250 devices
Wondering if you have too many devices on WiFi? Most of the wireless routers and access points state they can support about 250 devices connected at once. This WiFi connection number includes computers, cameras, tablets, mobile smartphones, appliances, and a wide variety of other devices that are now internet-enabled.