Your router automatically chooses a wireless frequency to broadcast on every time you connect to Wi-Fi. There are two frequencies to choose from:
This frequency encounters less interference from other devices, so it can handle much faster speeds, but your Wi-Fi coverage will probably not be as good. As the frequency is higher, it doesn’t penetrate solid objects nearly as well as the 2.4GHz frequency. 5GHz is the best frequency to use when you're close to your router.
This frequency can travel much further and penetrate solid objects more easily. However, traffic from other common household devices can limit your overall speed – microwaves, cordless phones, even your neighbour’s Wi-Fi. 2.4GHz is the best frequency to use if you're outside or in a different room to your router.
You can choose which frequency to connect your devices to by accessing your router's settings and changing the wireless network name (SSID) for each frequency. Choose your router from the options below to get started.
Your router's make and model is on the sticker on the back of your router. The make comes first (e.g. Huawei) followed by the model (e.g. HG633).
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