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Changing radio band on Router

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by ivoaraujo, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. ivoaraujo

    ivoaraujo Legend

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    How do I change the radio band from 2.4 to only 5. Is that possible?
    My wireless WET610N bridges are set to 2.4 and I thought maybe they would work faster on a 5 ghz. But I think I need to change that on the router right?

    Please:confused: help
     
  2. shedberg

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    Yes. You need to change it on the router. Log in to your router set up page to modify.
     
  3. ivoaraujo

    ivoaraujo Legend

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    Thanks
     
  4. VARTV

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    Be careful here. When I did this with my older Linksys router, (changing from 2.4 to 5 GHz) I knocked off my two PCs. They couldn't "see" my network. I had to revert back to 2.4.

    I now have the WRT610N router. The router automatically puts the WET610's I have on the 5GHz band... my PCs on the 2.4GHZ band... pretty easy setup...
     
  5. ivoaraujo

    ivoaraujo Legend

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    I need a simultaneous dual router though right? I just have a Linksys Wireless Router - WRT160N.
     
  6. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    To do both 2.5 and 5, yes, you need a dual band router.

    5 GHz can be faster because there isn't as much interference. The trick is that all of your clients must be 5 GHz as well.
     
  7. ivoaraujo

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    Could you tell me how much faster?

    The most I get right now on 2.4 is 40%
     
  8. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    It really depends on the amount of interference, distance between the router and client and a few other factors.

    I had a Linksys 2.4 GHz WRT330N router. I switched to Apple Time Capsule dual band and it works much, much better. Signal strength is higher. All of my 5 and 2.4 GHz equipment is more realiable and fast.

    So you see, you won't really know how much faster until you actually try it.
     
  9. PTown

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    Look up dd-wrt my friend.
     

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