Trying to set one up at my GF’s parents house, i’ve set them up 100’s of times but they just bought a new one…
Her Dad has no idea, threw the box and instructions out and just plugged it in expecting it to miraculously work, GG is an understatement.
It has options for 2.4G and 5G ‘signals’ what does that mean FIFA 15 Coins?
I’ve set it up by just pushing the WPS buttons on both the repeater and router, it has saved the details etc but still doesn’t work… setting up maunally with ethernet now, just wondering what those 2.5G and 5G things mean?
The two (2) types of frequencies that Linksys dual-band routers support are 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz. This particular feature of the router allows you to choose where to best connect your devices at home or in the office to ensure stability with your local network and Internet connection.
The Gigahertz (GHz) range that a wireless device is using does not necessarily determine the maximum speed of the wireless network. A Wireless-A device that runs on the 5 GHz band can also support a maximum data rate of up to 54 Mbps, which is exactly the same data rate that a Wireless-G device running on the 2.4 GHz band supports. The environment in which the network will be set up is what really should be considered.
A 5 GHz network has a lower chance of picking up interference because most wireless devices such as Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, microwave ovens, and computers use the 2.4 GHz frequency. To learn how to reduce the wireless interference on a 2.4 GHz network, click here.
The 5 GHz band has a shorter range compared to a 2.4 GHz band because in radio frequencies, the higher the frequency the shorter its range. In other words, if you are using a lower frequency like the 2.4 GHz, the distance it will cover will be greater than the 5 GHz band.
It is recommended to select the 2.4 GHz if you will be using computers to access the Internet for simple browsing and email. These applications do not take too much bandwidth and work fine at a greater distance.