Windows 10: Is 5GHZ really 10 X faster than 2.4 GHZ

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  1.    28 Sep 2016 #1

    Is 5GHZ really 10 X faster than 2.4 GHZ


    Hi folks

    Not sure what these settings are really telling me but the router says that the 5 GHZ band is performing nearly 10X better than the 2.4 GHZ band.

    Is this really true --

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    Not sure what some of these figures mean -- I don't have any problems with wifi or LAN speed though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    28 Sep 2016 #2

    If it's a ac type router it can in theory reach 3gigs if the receiver is also ac that's the speed from PC to router not to anything else
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  3.    28 Sep 2016 #3

    Good Router by the Looks ...and the device connected at 1.3g ,

    on 2.4ghz I'd guess you have an older device only capable of 150mb max.

    Most LAN connections get 1000mb /1GB these days though..... unless those two pc's are sleeping then the nic may have downclocked the link speed to 100mb for WOL etc. ( if not then you may need better Cables if they are 1GB Nics)
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  4.    29 Sep 2016 #4

    Kbird said: View Post
    Good Router by the Looks ...and the device connected at 1.3g ,

    on 2.4ghz I'd guess you have an older device only capable of 150mb max.

    Most LAN connections get 1000mb /1GB these days though..... unless those two pc's are sleeping then the nic may have downclocked the link speed to 100mb for WOL etc. ( if not then you may need better Cables if they are 1GB Nics)
    Hi there
    Thanks

    the two NICS in use are a SKY Q silver box (surprised as I thought on it's LAN card it would do the fast speed - however SKY Q also uses its own internal 5GHZ wifi mesh network for distributing programs to the 2 SKY Q miniboxes I have and the 100 mb LAN is only used for control and "Glue" for the mesh network so it's more than fast enough and a Google chromecast device with Ethernet adaptor into the router with its own cable --both these devices I suspect won't be able to use fast LAN .

    For the rest I'm happy with the 5GHZ wifi -- no contention unlike 2.4 GHZ where sometimes you need to switch channels to get a decent signal --we can use ch 13 but some devices won't connect on ch 13 so if you use that channel be aware that if you are using devices made say in USA or other places where ch 13 not allowed or not available choose another less used channel.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    EL Capitan
       29 Sep 2016 #5

    I am using both 2.4 & 5 on my AP. My devices all use 5Ghz and both sets of channels.
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  6.    29 Sep 2016 #6

    bro67 said: View Post
    I am using both 2.4 & 5 on my AP. My devices all use 5Ghz and both sets of channels.
    ??????

    Not sure what the point of your post is here.

    Your post a) doesn't impart ANY information to the thread
    b) doesn't even begin to answer any of the queries I had
    c) just says also that you must be a "Lucky Boy" to have all brand new equipment.

    A lot of OLDER / Legacy equipment won't receive 5GHZ as they don't have a 5GHZ receiver - even if your wifi handles it.
    The only way you can "poodlefake" 5GHZ on legacy equipment is to actually use a Wifi-->Ethernet (actually Ethernet-->wifi) bridge so the legacy equipment thinks it's using a LAN but the connection to the ISP is via a 5GHZ wifi link.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    29 Sep 2016 #7

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    ??????

    Not sure what the point of your post is here.

    Your post a) doesn't impart ANY information to the thread
    b) doesn't even begin to answer any of the queries I had
    c) just says also that you must be a "Lucky Boy" to have all brand new equipment.

    A lot of OLDER / Legacy equipment won't receive 5GHZ as they don't have a 5GHZ receiver - even if your wifi handles it.
    The only way you can "poodlefake" 5GHZ on legacy equipment is to actually use a Wifi-->Ethernet (actually Ethernet-->wifi) bridge so the legacy equipment thinks it's using a LAN but the connection to the ISP is via a 5GHZ wifi link.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    that is a new one on me ...."poodlefake"

    Lots of stuff can interfere with 2.4ghz , even the trusty old microwave , so it is worth looking for a better channel if you have old devices and connection issues ....lots of free Apps for Wifi Sniffing these days for that sort of thing.

    My C7 router doesn't support Channel width on 5ghz but does on 2,4ghz (20+40mhz) and with some devices it can almost double the speed on 40mhz, assuming the older device can also do it of course.


    KB.
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    EL Capitan
       29 Sep 2016 #8

    Jimbo for Legacy equipment I am using my older Engenius ECB350 that is only 2.4Ghz for Wireless-b/g/n with 20/40 channel bandwidth. If I was to have another SSID for legacy equipment on the Engenius EAP750H that is the new one. It gets so hot, that you start smelling it baking. That is why I only use that one for Wireless-n/ac 2.4/5 and the other for the older stuff like our Thermostat and our Brother Laser Printer.

    Lucky is not the factor. Still able to get the $200 a month technology allowance from the wife to use and that the newer gear has started to come down in price, even further when the NextGen comes out. We are going to start seeing the older 2.4 gear drop down to rock bottom prices or just be taken off of the market all together.
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  9.    30 Sep 2016 #9

    Kbird said: View Post
    that is a new one on me ...."poodlefake"

    Lots of stuff can interfere with 2.4ghz , even the trusty old microwave , so it is worth looking for a better channel if you have old devices and connection issues ....lots of free Apps for Wifi Sniffing these days for that sort of thing.

    My C7 router doesn't support Channel width on 5ghz but does on 2,4ghz (20+40mhz) and with some devices it can almost double the speed on 40mhz, assuming the older device can also do it of course.


    KB.
    Hi there
    @Kbird

    I remember a long time ago when I was studying Engineering in the UK at Imperial College I did some part time work for some "dodgy" antique dealers -- they explained "Poodlefaking" was doing things like French Polishing / Polyurethaning etc over cracks etc to make the antiques look good and "auction Ready" !!!!. Somehow the name stuck !!! I think they got it from how people used to prepare Dogs for Crufts Dog's show etc.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10.    01 Oct 2016 #10

    Hi there

    I think this is probably about the max you can get with 5GHZ wireless when transferring large files via Wifi.

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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