Get the Most out of your Gig Internet Package

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Internet

Wireless Frequency Bands

Your MEC router supports both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands. The main differences between these bands are range, speed and interference. 2.4 GHz can reach farther distances in your home but transmits data at a slower speed. Plus, it’s more prone to interference due to having fewer channels available. As a result, we generally recommend connecting any compatible device to the 5.0 GHz band to maximize your speed. In fact, simply connecting a few of your devices to this band can help you vastly improve your overall internet experience. Check out this video to learn more:

Wireless Range

Do you notice slow spots in your home, particularly when you are farther away from your router? That’s because Wi-Fi bogs down as it travels through walls and floors. You may want to consider investing in a mesh Wi-Fi satellite extender to ensure you get top speeds in every corner of your home. Click here to learn more.

Wireless vs. Hardwired Connection

Gig is fast, extremely fast, and unfortunately Wi-Fi and some devices simply can’t keep up. Most devices are capable of only achieving 50Mbps on the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band and 100-200Mbps on the 5 GHz band. A hard-wired Ethernet connection is required to take advantage of faster speeds, and a Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor will ensure you experience true gig – as long as the attached device supports it.