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Old February 2nd, 2009, 09:11 PM
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Question 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz?

I'm finally getting around to going wireless!

What we do at my house is share an internet connection. Eventually we'll share a printer and network accessible storage. What I'm getting at is: no VoIP, no video streaming and no online game playing. Nobody can accuse us of being leading edge, although I do want a draft-n router.

My question: Do I have any need for the 5 GHz frequency band -- i.e., should I get a router that supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz?

One computer is in the same room as a cordless phone, and there will be times when both are used at the same time. Is this a reason to go for 5 GHz?

Thanks for helping this wireless noob with your advice.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz?

it depends. 2.4Ghz is widely use for cordless phone , wireless router and others.

if you live VERY dense area you may find 2.4Ghz may cause some issues. 5Ghz on the other hand you see lesser .
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz?

Thanks for your help.

I just remembered that my cordless phones use DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) so they operate on the 1.9 GHz frequency band, which is nowhere near the 2.4 GHz band.

Also, you are quite correct in saying that the chances for interference in the 2.4 GHz band increase in a densely populated area. To be more specific, that would be a densely populated area where there are many 2.4 GHz devices in use, like an apartment, condo or dormitory. I live out in the 'burbs, so until such time as I 'graduate' to high-bandwidth networking, I'm safe with 2.4 GHz.

Not that I have anything against the 5 GHz frequency band.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 08:58 AM
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these are preference and condition base so seems 2.4Ghz would work for ya

glad to assist
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