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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all.

When I connect to normal internet I automatically go to the connection type 802.11n. My friend, when connected to the same WiFi, automatically goes to 802.11ac I think (he has a Macbook Pro). When I'm at home on my PC (I can't get wired internet in my room without running a wire through my house) I automatically go to 802.11n, but when I change to the 5GHz on the same router it goes to 802.11ac. Why? Is there any way to make it go to ac automatically?

Also, is it harder for my router to run 5GHz compared to 2.4GHz? And is 5GHz actually any faster compared to 2.4GHz? It doesn't seem to make a sped difference


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16 minutes ago, Mr_Argon said:

Hi all.

When I connect to normal internet I automatically go to the connection type 802.11n. My friend, when connected to the same WiFi, automatically goes to 802.11ac I think (he has a Macbook Pro). When I'm at home on my PC (I can't get wired internet in my room without running a wire through my house) I automatically go to 802.11n, but when I change to the 5GHz on the same router it goes to 802.11ac. Why? Is there any way to make it go to ac automatically?

Also, is it harder for my router to run 5GHz compared to 2.4GHz? And is 5GHz actually any faster compared to 2.4GHz? It doesn't seem to make a sped difference

The 5GHz band is faster but has a shorter range than the 2.4GHz. Depending on your device, it might be out of ideal range of the 5GHz band and defaulting to the 2.4GHz until you force it. What are you using to connect besides your computer?


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network cards support different standards.

maybe your card can only do 802.11n on 2.4ghz

you could probably disable 2.4g in your  router  and then card should default to 5g

 

2.4g is slower but more "sturdy", goes better through walls, signal degrades slower over distance

5g is faster but more "sensitive"

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2.4G = b/g/n only

5G = a/n/ac/ax 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, v0id said:

The 5GHz band is faster but has a shorter range than the 2.4GHz. Depending on your device, it might be out of ideal range of the 5GHz band and defaulting to the 2.4GHz until you force it. What are you using to connect besides your computer?

I had my PC connected to the 5 GHz, its currently on 2.4 though when I didn't see any difference, I'm going to connect my laptop when I get home


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Peripherals: Old Logitech mouse, Redragon K552-R Kumara, LG Flatron W2353V, Sony ZX770BN headphones.

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10 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

2.4G = b/g/n only

5G = a/n/ac/ax 

At school my friend connects to 802.11ac, but I have no idea whether the school has 5GHz, I'd guess not, that's why I was asking


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Posted · Original PosterOP
21 minutes ago, mariushm said:

network cards support different standards.

maybe your card can only do 802.11n on 2.4ghz

you could probably disable 2.4g in your  router  and then card should default to 5g

 

2.4g is slower but more "sturdy", goes better through walls, signal degrades slower over distance

5g is faster but more "sensitive"

All my network cards can support ac and n

If I open a door I will have line of sight with my router, its about 7 meters


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Peripherals: Old Logitech mouse, Redragon K552-R Kumara, LG Flatron W2353V, Sony ZX770BN headphones.

Laptop: Dell Latitude E5470 upgraded by my store (i5 6300U, 8GB DDR4 @2133, 500GB SSD)

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9 hours ago, LienusLateTips said:

2.4G = b/g/n only

5G = a/n/ac/ax 

AX supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz


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