5 GHz range

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Dusty, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Dusty

    Dusty Guest

    5GHz quits when I walk to far end of house.
    The 2.4GHz still gives a good signal from same router.
    I expected it would have been good for at least the same distance
    as 2.4GHz.

    The router is Tplink AC 1750 Model No. Archer C7

    Is this normal for 5GHz signal to NOT reach as far as 2.4GHz?
     
    Dusty, Nov 15, 2015
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  2. Yes it is normal. Typically with higher the radio frequency at the same
    power level as a lower frequency signal environmental things like walls
    and furniture cause a weaker signal on the higher frequency for the same
    range.

    http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=134478
     
    GlowingBlueMist, Nov 15, 2015
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  3. Dusty

    Dusty Guest

    Does 802.11n automatically switch between 2.4 & 5GHz as needed?

    My phone let's me manually connect to either SSID. The Roku & tablet
    won't even see the 5GHz SSID. When the phone is connected to 5GHz
    a program called Fing can see the Roku & tablet even when they're
    connected to the 2.4GHz SSID.

    The tablet & Roku are supposed to be 802.11n.

    Is there a program to tell me if I'm actually connected to G, N, B or
    whatever?
     
    Dusty, Nov 17, 2015
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  4. Yes the N standard can switch between between 2.4 and 5Ghz provided the
    router is configured to allow it, which is usually the default.

    Most routers do allow you to lock it at a specific frequency. In your
    case it sounds like you might do better to go into the router and try
    locking it at 2.4 or the G standard. That should make your existing
    equipment operate a little smoother together.

    Unfortunately none of my PC's or phones work in the 5Ghz band so I can't
    provide more definite info.

    Hopefully others here can give you more informed information on this.
     
    GlowingBlueMist, Nov 17, 2015
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