Top FAQs, differences and benefits answered for 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz radio on your access point and wireless router.
1. How many networks can a wireless router or access point support if it has 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz inbuilt
The router would be able to support two networks. One for 2.4 Ghz and other for 5 Ghz. Each radio would have a SSID or a wireless name associated with it.
2. Can all devices connect to 5 Ghz network
No. The connecting device should have support for 5 Ghz Wifi card. For example, if you have upgraded your router to 5 Ghz and the device connecting to it like laptop, mobile does not support 5ghz, then there is no point in the upgrade.
3. Can my smart TV connect to 5 Ghz network
This would again depend if the wireless card on the smart TV supports 5 Ghz. If you can see the SSID name of the 5 Ghz network on your smart TV setting, then it supports it.
4. Which provides longer range
2.4 Ghz provides longer range than 5 Ghz
5. Which provides higher speed
5 Ghz provides higher speed
6. What is the benefit of upgrading my wireless router or access point to a dual band router which supports both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz
There are many devices which work in the 2,4 Ghz environment making it a crowded space. By upgrading to 5 Ghz, there would be less interference and better speeds as opposed to 2.4 Ghz
7. How should I effectively use both the radios 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz network
Connect devices closer to the wireless access point or radio to 5 Ghz network and connect devices farther to the 2.4 Ghz network.
8. I bought a dual band wireless router which supports both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz but later realized my laptop does not support it. What should I do now ?
Purchase a USB Wifi adapter which supports 5 Ghz and use it on your laptop instead of the inbuilt adapter.
9. Will a 5 Ghz radio improve my internet speed
Yes. A 5ghz radio would significantly increase your Wifi speeds, which would proportionally improve the speed of internet access.
10. How does upgrading my wireless router to a dual band router improve my home network design
The home network can be segregated into two networks. One network on the 2.4 ghz and second network on 5 ghz. By having two networks, the performance of the network improves significantly as opposed to having a single network with 2.4 ghz.