Tag: 2.4GHz

Why your WiFi switch from 2.4ghz to 5ghz?

Recently, lots of people consult that why their Smart tv box cannot connect 5.0 GHz wifi, there is several saying as below: 1. The Android tv box does not support Dual-band wifi, that means that you tv box is not 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz wifi available. 2. Because those are two different bands, not just a pretty label. They give an answer, saying if you have a router that provides both bands, then just choose the 5ghz network. But if your router only has the one, there’s no reasonable way to upgrade it. Just a word of precaution, the unreasonable way costs far more than just buying a new router that does both bands. 3. If your android tv box with dual-band wifi and the router that provides both bands, but still can not convert 5ghz, then the possible problem is drop material or desoldering with the box, the machine should be repaired factory.

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But there is another question like this, some people confused that why their WiFi switch from 2.4ghz to 5ghz?

There’s a number of reasons why your wifi router might be switching you from 2.4Ghz to 5Ghz. The nature of radio really leaves you at the mercy of the environment. If you have a large home with thick walls, lots of furniture, glass windows, distance from the router, etc.. all of these things can influence how your connection will be to your wireless router.

Most home wireless routers will automatically switch between 2.4GHz and 5Ghz and back again when it senses a weak connection and does this to try to improve the user experience.

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Many home wireless routers have a way to disable this switching and allow you to assign an SSID to just 2.4Ghz and another SSID to the 5Ghz band. This can be fairly advanced so if this seems a bit too much for your comfort zone then leave the settings alone.

Another option is to experiment with the channel that your router is set to broadcast. Most routers, when you first turn them on, will scan the area looking for other wireless routers and what channels your neighbors are on. There are 11 channels reserved for 2.4Ghz in the US and 14 channels in Europe.

Many people opt to use the 5Ghz bands as it has less interference from neighboring routers, wireless telephones, etc. There are also more channels to choose from, and those channels can typically carry more traffic which means a fasters more stable connection.
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One way to fix this problematic switching is to go to the manufacturer’s website and see if there are any updates to the firmware for your router. Sometimes a simple update is all that’s needed to fix your problem. NOTE: Most routers allow you to search for updates right from their configuration page. If it shows no updates are available to go out to the manufacturer’s website anyway and look for yourself.

One last thing to remember, it might not be your wifi router, it could be your client (meaning the laptop, or other connecting devices) trying to access the router. If this is an older device you might need to update its wireless driver or software.

If after all of this and its still bugging you-you might want to research getting yourself a new wireless router. There are some amazing new wireless routers that support new 4K T.V.’s, streaming media like Netflix, as well as console games. Check out reviews of new routers and see if this is a solution for you.

 

 

How to Change WiFi Band from 2.4GHz to 5GHz

2.4 GHz vs 5 GHz WiFi, what are the differences?

  • The advantages of a 5GHz connection are: No interference from other Network devices; Less crowded WiFi when you have other neighbors with WiFi.
  • The disadvantage of a 5GHz WiFi are: Less coverage/reach compare to 2.4GHz; Not every wireless device supports 5GHz.

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Almost people’s homes should have a wifi router. By default, almost all home WiFi routers are set to 2.4GHz. In most cases, this is the ideal solution, but in more cases, a 5GHz connection is much better.

However, when to use 5GHz? when you have a lot of neighbors with WiFi, which causes interference. If you want to stream HD video files or want to limit the wifi coverage. Then when to use 2.4GHz? If you care more about wifi coverage and want to have a connection over a large distance (for a big house), you can do this, or when you can’t have both 5GHz and 2.4GHz (if your router only supports one type of connection then it might be best to choose 2.4GHz), but experiment and find out for yourself.

In order to decide which connection to choose, you can scan the location for WiFi interferences. For this, you can use an App called “WiFi Analyzer”. This will show you how crowded 2.4GHz and 5GHz are.

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To change the connection type (band) to 5GHz we need to access the router settings. The following method gets you to the login page of your router, but from there you will need to follow your specific router manual, because every router is different. If you find out that your router has the default login, then it is time to change this ASAP! Otherwise, your Network is open to anyone.

On your PC, hit Start, type “cmd” and open the command prompt.

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Here type “ipconfig” and press “enter”.

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Scroll up to the top of cmd you will see.

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Under “local-area connection” you’ll find “default gateway“. Write down the IP address next to it.

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Now open your Internet browser and navigate to that IP address (default gateway). You’ll be asked to enter your login. This you must find out through the manual and as mentioned if it’s the default login then you should change this app (for security).

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After accessing your router configuration page, you must find the wireless settings. Depending on your type of router, you could have access to “Multiple SSID’S“. If this is the case then create an SSID for 2.4GHz and one for 5GHz. This way you will have a choice depending on the type of device you want to connect to your wifi.

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Here I do also want to recommend one useful wireless smart device, it called Wireless USB Adapter, it can strengthen your devices’ wifi connecting, cheap but with good function. For me it is good, I have used it on my computer while working, no bad, you guys could have a try.

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