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Wifi router purpose of 2.4ghz?

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Wifi router purpose of 2.4ghz?

If my router (Rogers) has both 2.4ghx and 5g connections why should I bother logging into 2.4? I find that when I am connected to 5g, a lot of times my phone will go to 2.4 and then I have to force it back in wifi settings.
Should I just delete the 2.4 connection from my phone?
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I found 2.4GHz is more stable. Yes, longer wifi range.
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I just got a new router and also use both speeds.

Initially I only had 5 Gigs active on the router but tablets, cellphones and laptops in the house kept disconnecting, only the desktop was stable at 5 GB
So now I have both active and the problems have gone away
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Older devices don't support 5G
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Just go to your Wifi setting on your device and remove the 2.4GHz ... it will then stay connected to the 5GHz connection ... and then when you are out of range ... it will flip over to your cellphone data plan.

What's the problem of connecting to the 2.4GHz? Nothing wrong.
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Like so many people have already say here: 2.4GHz has a longer range.
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I only use 2.4 GHz if the device is incompatible. Otherwise I only use 5.8 GHz. Despite getting lower bars at 5.8 GHz compared to 2.4 GHz at the same distance, I get higher speeds.
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rfd4life4ever wrote: If my router (Rogers) has both 2.4ghx and 5g connections why should I bother logging into 2.4? I find that when I am connected to 5g, a lot of times my phone will go to 2.4 and then I have to force it back in wifi settings.
Should I just delete the 2.4 connection from my phone?
A couple of links to help you learn about WiFi Frequencies and WiFi Channels.

WiFi Frequencies/Channels ... same bloody thing ...
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drop the tx of 2.4ghz. Or remove it from list of available connections on your device if it uses a different ssid than the 5. I always use 2 different ssids since clients tend to be dumber than the source.
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teoconca wrote: I found 2.4GHz is more stable. Yes, longer wifi range.
This has been my experience as well.

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