Router Transmission Frequencies

Today we’re talking about router transmission frequencies, which are the radio waves that your router puts out in order for your devices to connect to Wi-Fi. There are two standard wave frequencies: 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz. You must be thinking “5 GHz has to be way better!” but it does come with a bit of a compromise. 

The 2.4 GHz frequency is the smaller frequency, but it has a longer wavelength. This gives you a large coverage area, although not always the speed that you’re looking for. The 5 GHz is the higher frequency, but because of that you have a shorter wavelength. This means more connection speed and less device congestion, but you compromise on the distance your access point covers.

If you’ve been experiencing drops in coverage since upgrading to 5 GHz, this is something DMI can help you solve! We make sure that all of your wireless access points are properly calibrated, so you don’t experience a drop in coverage regardless of which frequency you use.

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