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Force connection at 5GHZ to Airport Extreme
Authored by: crarko on Jul 16, '10 06:28:51AM

Well, the obvious thing would be to avoid interference from the often very large number of 2.4 GHz access points in the vicinity. I see about thirty in range of me and so skipping to 5 GHz and avoiding them is a good thing.

As 5 GHz becomes more popular this advantage will fade away, alas.



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Force connection at 5GHZ to Airport Extreme
Authored by: MacKeeper-Blase on Jul 17, '10 12:58:41PM

So what? Would it make ecology better? Would it make signal better? Well, maybe the second (if there are a lot of access points around, they can make a lot of noise to each other and your connection may be not very stable), but definitely not the first.

Better reason to switch is a speed. As noted above, 5 GHz are more reliable on big networks. Also, if you need to cover just few rooms, 5 GHz is better because range doesn't matter that much, and 5 GHz would give you bigger transfer rate.



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