2.4 GHz or 5 GHz WiFi – Which is better?

Each has their pros and cons:

2.4 Ghz

  • Generally better range than 5 GHz.
  • More interference with other networks (which can lower range).
  • Lower speeds.

5 GHz

  • This is essentially a higher bandwidth version of 2.4 GHz WiFi.
  • It has shorter range and can have more interference with walls and physical objects.
  • However, in most cases, it is faster and has less interference with other wireless signals and electronic devices.

Depends on situation:

For 2.4 GHz

  • If you want to use wi-fi in long range
  • If your LAN connection is slow
  • Not a gamer or streamer

For 5 GHz

  • If your gamer or streamer (recommend to use 5GHz)
  • Speed lover(internet speed)
  • LAN connection is fast (more than 500 MBps)
  • When your router is not too far like you are in home