How to set router for 5ghz

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  1. Posts : 11,207
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #11

    Hi folks

    If using USB->LAN or any other type of Nic and the option is available on your network adapter try setting also to FULL DUPLEX -- default is often Half duplex.

    How to set router for 5ghz-nic.png

    I think also decent routers allow both the 2.4 and 5GHZ to operate concurrently - this should improve throughput as well.

    The trouble is modern consumer grade routers are just junk these days with sensible features either disabled or just not there.

    You also if you have genuine fibre optic cable (not the sort of "Pseudo cable system" that I think B.T employs in a load of places in UK where there's a bit of copper going to some cable somewhere which will never give 1 or 10 Gbs type speeds although I think there is a program to upgrade those things to proper optic cable) ensure that the WAN port (that's the port on the Router which you need to connect to the cable box - use a decent bit of LAN cable for that) can match the speed that your ISP can supply.

    IMO also I don't particularly like Routers with built in Wireless either but it's hard to find decent consumer grade routers that just have the LAN and WAN connections -- but I've found a decent server grade 6-port router works brilliantly with a dedicated Wifi extender connected via LAN cable to one of the router ports. Using a cheap unmanaged switch can also speed up throughput if you have several devices - and unless you have a modern PC with a sensible wifi card using a USB->LAN adapter will also be good on things like laptops which a lot these days don't have LAN NIC's any more.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 383
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Thanks. It's an Asus RT-AX88u - supposed to be ok! I turned off the "smart" setting in the router web page so it showed separate 2.4ghz and 5 ghz and named them both with separate ssid's. Son is using the 5ghz - no complaints so far. I like that the router has an option to also set up 6 guest networks. Three on 2.4 and three on 5ghz. And the guest networks can be fully encrypted. So I have a separate guest network set for the smart devices in the house (just in case they get hacked).

    It won't increase the maximum broadband speed we can get but the wifi does seem better and faster. Son says ping is ok too.
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  3. Posts : 346
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    Something to consider with that router.

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    A few settings exposed that aren't exposed in the stock firmware, as well as a few QOL (quality of life) settings/options.
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  4. Posts : 11,207
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #14

    stormy13 said:
    Something to consider with that router.

    Home | Asuswrt-Merlin (asuswrt-merlin.net)


    A few settings exposed that aren't exposed in the stock firmware, as well as a few QOL (quality of life) settings/options.
    Hi there

    For some other routers also DD-WRT might be available note though using those sorts of things does entail modyfing the firmware so READ THE MANUAL at least TWICE before starting -- although not complex in itself it's easy to make errors.

    DD-WRT

    For Documentation start here : (Close the popup ad or "Find PDF manuals" if it appears in your browser) and then just carry on. Doc is quite good.

    Main Page - DD-WRT Wiki

    Cheers
    jimbo
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