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2.4GHz versus 5GHz comparison chart
Edit this comparison chart2.4GHz5GHz
Range Greater Smaller
Interference More likely Less likely
Speed Data throughput can be slower if the 2.4GHz band is crowded. If not congested, there is no difference between 2.4 and 5GHz bands. Usually higher data throughput compared to 2.4GHz because of less congestion, but only as long as the accessing device is not too far and there aren't too many walls between the router and the device.
Advantages Greater range; can penetrate walls and solid objects better than 5GHz Less congestion, leading to fewer dropped connections and higher speed.
Disadvantages Congested, because lots of devices use 2.4GHz, including cordless phones. More prone to interference and dropped connections. The radio signal on the 5GHz band is less able to travel through walls and solid objects.


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