The New Wave in WiFi. 5GHz vs. 2.4 GHz

As more and more wireless devices hit the mainstream (IDC says a crazy 2 billion will use mobile technology to access the internet in 2016), the airwaves are getting a bit crowded.

Currently most Wi-Fi systems run on whats called the 2.4GHz band, which has been a very effective frequency for Wi-Fi. However, due to a growing demand on the frequency with devices such as mobile phones, watches, tablets, microwave ovens, baby monitors, car alarms, Tv’s, bluetooth devices and more, you can imagine it would be quite busy.

The perfect solution for this problem is the 5GHz band. 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, whereas 2.4GHz offers coverage for farther distances, but may perform at slower speeds.

With new devices being introduced everyday, they are now capable of
“Dual Band”, using the best of both worlds to ensure a reliable and flexible coverage.

To learn more about why and upgrade to Dual Band Wi-Fi might work for you, get in touch with us today!

2017-02-03T02:47:31+00:00