What’s the difference and how do I use them?
With Telitec Fibre, the router we install gives you WiFi on two separate bands (dual bands): 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
As you searched for your new Fibre Wi-Fi network, connecting your mobile, tablet and other wifi devices, notice that there are two with the same name, but one has 5GHz.
In general, the difference between the WiFi ranges 2.4GHz and 5GHz boils down to wireless range vs. speed.
2.4GHz band is best suited for properties that require a greater coverage range. However, with greater coverage, you will have less speed.
If this is the case, then Telitec recommend using extenders, such as the Mesh System we provide.
For smaller homes or apartments, 5GHz will not only provide greater speed, but also help with interference from neighboring networks.
Interferences and Obstacles
Older routers, microwaves, Bluetooth devices, baby monitors, garage door openers etc can all cause interferences on the 2.4GHz band.
The 5GHz will be a better option to help fix inferences slowing down your WiFi connection as long as the device is in close proximity to the router/access point.
With a great number of unique channels, less overlap means less interference, which equals better performance.
Devices and their Usage
Transmission through walls and other solid objects, ideally, you should use the 2.4GHz band to connect devices for low bandwidth activities like browsing the Internet.
5GHz is the best suited for high-bandwidth devices or activities like gaming and streaming HDTV.
The best solution is to spread out your devices over the two bands so that there’s less competition for the same channels. Separating your personal and Internet of Things (IoT) devices can also help your WiFi security.
By splitting your devices between 2.4GHz and 5GHz, you can maximize your network’s performance.