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What WiFi is faster? 2.4ghz with 5 full bar signal or 5ghz with 3 bars? (Technology)

by Amped Up, Wolverhampton, Tuesday, January 07, 2020, 16:37 (10 days ago)

:-lol

802.11n device connects to 2.4ghz with full 5 signal bars or connects to 5ghz with only 3 signal bars

What should be faster? Is 5ghz still going to be faster?

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What WiFi is faster? 2.4ghz with 5 full bar signal or 5ghz with 3 bars?

by FallguyChris, Middlesbrough, Tuesday, January 07, 2020, 19:36 (10 days ago) @ Amped Up

I would stay on 5GHz

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What WiFi is faster? 2.4ghz with 5 full bar signal or 5ghz with 3 bars?

by Terry, Tuesday, January 07, 2020, 21:58 (10 days ago) @ Amped Up

If I constantly got 3 bars or above on 5ghz then I would stay on it. If It was dropping down to 1 bar at certain places in my house I would stay with 2.4ghz

It also depends on a lot of factors like interference and how good your tablet or phone is with both bands.

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What WiFi is faster? 2.4ghz with 5 full bar signal or 5ghz with 3 bars?

by Tyrannical Tyrannosaurus, Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 00:58 (10 days ago) @ Terry

It also depends on a lot of factors like interference and how good your tablet or phone is with both bands.

That's true. I've known botched manufacturer firmware updates to routers and devices in the past where the 5GHz then became slower :-roll

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What WiFi is faster? 2.4ghz with 5 full bar signal or 5ghz with 3 bars?

by Aston Villa Robbie, Birmingham, Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 00:02 (10 days ago) @ Amped Up

Try and do a real world test. Find a post on here with a lot of images, copy the url and open up a private tab (so the images are not cached) and load the url while on 2.4ghz full signal strength, make a note of the time it takes to finish loading the page then close that private tab and open another up then repeat while connected to the 3 bar strength 5ghz band.

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What WiFi is faster? 2.4ghz with 5 full bar signal or 5ghz with 3 bars?

by OMGee, Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 00:17 (10 days ago) @ Amped Up

5GHz should still be faster and better.

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What WiFi is faster? 2.4ghz with 5 full bar signal or 5ghz with 3 bars?

by Amped Up, Wolverhampton, Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 20:24 (9 days ago) @ OMGee

Thanks guys I'll stay on the 5

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