The primary differences between the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies are range and bandwidth.
5GHz provides faster data rates at a shorter distance.
2.4GHz offers coverage for farther distances, but may perform at slower speeds.
Is 5GHz more dangerous than 2.4 GHz?
Actually, you have it exactly backwards: 5ghz transmits at a higher frequency than 2.4ghz, and the radio waves do not travel as far with 5ghz than they do with 2.4ghz.
Is 5GHz better for gaming?
Benefits of 5GHz
The good news is that switching to a 5GHz band can help mitigate the effects of interference and significantly improve performance. Although the 5GHz band doesn’t have the same range as 2.4GHz, there are fewer devices using the band and the signal is more concentrated within its shorter range.
Why is my 5GHz WiFi slower than 2.4 GHz?
5ghz is much faster but falls off much faster than 2.4ghz. That means the further away from the router you get, the slower it gets. As a result at some point as you go further away 5ghz is going to end up slower than 2.4ghz and significantly so. 5ghz is also much more susceptible to interference.
What is the range of 5GHz WiFi?
– Quora. What is the range of the Wifi in 5Ghz and 2.4GHZ? A general rule of thumb in home networking says that WiFi routers operating on the traditional 2.4 GHz band reach up to 150 feet (46 m) indoors and 300 feet (92 m) outdoors.
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