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Bell 3000 Hub - 2.4Ghz Signal stronger than 5Ghz?

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Bell 3000 Hub - 2.4Ghz Signal stronger than 5Ghz?

Just switched to Bell and got their 3000 Hub, and noticed the connectivity, specifically to outside the house, wasn't as good as advertised. I split out the signals (2.4 and 5) to two separate SSID's and noticed the 5Ghz one has less bars than the 2.4Ghz SSID in various places in and around the house....

Does that seem right? What are some reasons for this occurring? I'm assuming interference of some sort.
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Yes, that's perfectly normal. 5ghz doesn't penetrate walls as well as 2.4ghz
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Correct, 5Ghz will have less range as Dave98 mentioned. The higher the frequency the more trouble it will have penetrating through things.

802.11AD (60Ghz) can't even penetrate through a person or even the box the router came in :P

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