What is the difference between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands?

When we discuss Wi-Fi frequency bands, we're talking about different ranges of radio wave frequencies that are used to transmit data in a wireless network. The two most popular frequency bands are 2.4 GHz and 5GHz, and there are certain differences between the two that may be better suited for your networking requirements depending on what you desire.

The 5Ghz band will always be more impressive in terms of speed, being a more recent iteration of WiFi protocol and so can handle large data throughput rates. However, 2.4Ghz is also extremely useful in certain circumstances, generally having a longer range than 5Ghz as well as being better at penetrating solid objects, while 5Ghz can struggle without a line-of-sight connection. 

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