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    2.4g vs 5g

    Hi!

    Do we have an Ubuntu guide for the differences between 2.4 & 5 g?

    I need help setting up w/dual band etc.

    Thanks!

    KegHead

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    Re: 2.4g vs 5g

    Quote Originally Posted by KegHead View Post
    Hi!

    Do we have an Ubuntu guide for the differences between 2.4 & 5 g?

    I need help setting up w/dual band etc.

    Thanks!

    KegHead

    They are nothing to do with Ubuntu, they are 802.11 standards.

    What do you want to know ?

    5ghz is less likely to have other devices in the vicinity using it so less congestion and can offer greater speeds (though you need to use AES or the speed will drop to 54mbps) but some devices will support up to 300mbps (in theory)

    2.4ghz is more common but lots of devices uses it so prone to interference such as cordless phones etc.

    There are other considerations such as range also.

    Basically they are different frequencies like 103.2 FM and 98.2 FM etc (kind of)
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    Re: 2.4g vs 5g

    Hi!

    Right now I'm just in the education stage.

    I want to see what my cisco linksys e-1500 is capable of.

    KegHead

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    Re: 2.4g vs 5g

    Quote Originally Posted by KegHead View Post
    Hi!

    Right now I'm just in the education stage.

    I want to see what my cisco linksys e-1500 is capable of.

    KegHead
    Well you can connect to it using 2.4ghz or 5ghz if you have a 5 ghz device

    Standby to be amazed....LOL

    Here is an article you might want to read http://compnetworking.about.com/od/w.../5ghz-gear.htm if it doesnt answer your questions then try the IEEE who define the standards at http://standards.ieee.org/about/get/802/802.11.html
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    Re: 2.4g vs 5g

    Hi!

    Great article.

    Looks like 2.4 is better for home use.

    I'm connecting to three android tablets, two i/touches and an old Ubuntu laptop.

    Thanks!

    KegHead

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    Re: 2.4g vs 5g

    I've only ever had a need to use 5 over 2.4 on one occasion, and that was a building to building directional link - the power lines between them completely destroyed the 2.4 signal.

    For generic daily use, 2.4 is fine although I'd by lying if I said I'd pick it over 5, given the choice. As haqking's info shows, it's more down to the quality of the equipment than the frequency range - usually.

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    Re: 2.4g vs 5g

    Hi!

    My signal is great!

    4400 sq ft and everyone is happy.

    KegHead

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    Re: 2.4g vs 5g

    Hi!

    Closing post.

    Updated firmware and running good.

    Thanks to all for help.

    KegHead

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    Re: 2.4g vs 5g

    You're welcome

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