Wi-Fi technology has completely changed our relationship with the internet. However, the speeds offered by boxes or wireless routers are not always up to users’ expectations. How to improve the quality of your Wi-Fi? Are there any differences between a 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless network? This is what we will see in the rest of this article.
What is a router or a Dual Band box for?
The new generations of routers or boxes have a host of features to improve the coverage and speed of your wireless network. Among these new technologies, we find the Dual Band system.
Little known to the general public, this device allows transmission on two different radio frequency bands, namely 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. The first has been used since the creation of Wi-Fi (wireless communication protocol). The newer 5 GHz band theoretically offers higher maximum throughput than its 2.4 GHz counterpart.
As you will see in the rest of the article, there is no one frequency better than the other. The choice of one or the other of these technologies depends above all on your uses, your geographical location and the type of devices used.
The advantages and disadvantages of a Wi-Fi connection with a 2.4 GHz band
Most Wi-Fi routers and internet boxes currently on the market can manage the two radio frequencies (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). However, most users do not know how these two technologies work.
The 2.4 GHz frequency band offers speeds limited to 450 to 600 Mb / s, the maximum in optimal conditions. Another important point, this speed varies according to the standard supported by your router (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n or 802.11ac).