How To Change You're Wifi Connection From 2.4Ghz To 5.0Ghz? Please Answer For GOOD LUCK :)?

The Title May Sound A bit Misleading But What I Need Help Is That I Found An Option Which Says Turn Off 2.4g Network Im Not Expert In This field So im Kinda Scared.

Will turning it Off Force it to change it into 5.0Ghz Or Will this Lead to Something Else Which May Slow Down Speed.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    No, turning “off” the 2.4Ghz will not force the 5GHz “on”.

    If the 5GHz option is not visible either your router is not 5GHz capable or the option is elsewhere.

  • 2 months ago

    - In your Internet browser enter IP address 192.168. 0.1. - Leave the user field empty and use admin as the password. - Select Wireless from the menu. - Select 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz in the 802.11 band field. - Click on Apply.

  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    there is no reason to turn off 2.4Ghz. many devices still cannot use 5Ghz, so 2.4Ghz is important.

    if your device supports 5Ghz, the SSID for it will show up in wifi list.

    keep in mind that 5Ghz does not reach as far away from the router as 2.4Ghz does. 5Ghz is like having a wider road that doesn't reach that far. it is great for 4K video, but for web browsing and gaming, it doesn't matter.

  • 2 months ago

    Without knowing what equipment you're using for Wi-Fi its hard to give a detailed answer.

    Some Wi-Fi access points operate in a "mesh" mode where both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz operate all the time under the same SSID.  With some Wi-Fi access points require you to configure the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz SSIDs separately, each will have it's own SSID. 

    Some older Wi-Fi devices (by that I mean PCs, phones/tablets, but in particular IoT devices, like smart home products) only work on 2.4Ghz.  If you disable 2.4Ghz than these devices will disconnect from the Wi-Fi, if you have any.

    I'd suggest you read the manual that comes with your router/access point to determine how 5Ghz is utilized in your particular device.

    PS - Jorge MEX is wrong.  2.4Ghz and 5Ghz have the same "speed".  The Ghz is the carrier frequency that the data is modulated on, it has nothing to do with network throughput or bandwidth.  Investigate how a radio works.  2.4Ghz was the original carrier frequency that Wi-Fi used, the main reason why it was chosen is because the FCC doesn't require a license to operate a 2.4Ghz radio transmitter.  Other wireless devices such as baby monitors and cordless telephones also used 2.4Ghz.  Wi-Fi and these other devices "clashed" sometimes, which is one reason the 5Ghz Wi-Fi exists.  All they did was add more spectrum to modulate Wi-Fi on top of.  It also allows more devices to connect to a single access point (more radios).

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In 2.4 G band (HAS HIGHER RANGE BUT LESS SPEED) the wifi reaches greater distance, but it is more saturated, for the same reason it is very UNSTABLE and less speed

    In 5 G band (HIGHER SPEED BUT LESS RANGE) the wifi  has a very short range and the signal is easily lost if there are walls or even if a person crosses in front of the modem, but few people use it, so it is not saturated and the connection is much MORE STABLE and higher speed

    If you had 5g, in the configuration you should have a similar screen, to turn that band off or on

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