Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz or 5GHz)

Your Wi-Fi: Slow Lane vs. Fast Lane – Which is Right for You

Have you ever felt the need for speed in your Wi-Fi? Let’s dive into the difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz! The 2.4GHz band offers extensive coverage at a slower data transmission rate, while the 5GHz band has faster data transfer speeds with slightly less coverage. DMI offers signal strength analysis through Wi-Fi mapping (see below). Several devices like your printers, smart appliances, and even sprinkler controllers only connect to 2.4GHz. Use 5GHz for all data-hungry devices. 6GHz was recently added to Wi-Fi 6E/7. To learn more look for our next article covering the topic.