Router bands: Everything you should know!

A good network is a need of an hour. Lots of efforts are being done to make the network perform better. Routers have always been quite useful digital appliances when it comes to providing internet facilities.

What are Wifi Frequency Bands?

Frequency bands(or Router bands) are ranges of radio wave frequencies that are used to transmit data. the higher the frequency faster is the data transmission and the shorter the signal range. Wi-Fi frequency bands are frequency ranges within the wireless spectrum that are designed to carry Wi-Fi. They transmit data in a wireless spectrum and can be further broken down into Wi-Fi channels. being unlicensed they do not require special permission to use. this makes them more susceptible.

What is a Single-Band Router?

A single band router utilizes one of the two bands, either 2 GHz or 5 GHz. the more commonly used, 2.4 GHz has three non-overlapping channels, making it vulnerable to interference from nearby electronic gadgets. this causes this band to cluttered or bogged down just as we see a single lane highway would have much more traffic in comparison to the highway.

Pros and Cons of a Single-Band Router

Pros of a Single-band Router

  1. Low price
  2. Compatibility with all devices
  3. Better at penetrating obstacles such as walls, doors, furniture.

Cons of a Single-band Router

  1. There is lots of interference that disturbs the wi-fi speed and stability
  2. lower maximum speed.
  3. It lacks modern features like app-based monitoring.

What is a Dual-Band Router?

Dual-band wi-fi routers are capable of transmitting and receiving data using both 2.4 GHz and 5GHz .They can support up to 250 devices connected at the same time. with dual frequencies, available dual-band routers can handle much more traffic. 5GHz wifi router supports speed which is four times faster than 2.4 GHz frequency. Devices that need more bandwidth tend to perform better in 5GHz frequency.

Difference between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

1. Network Coverage:

5GHz cannot penetrate easily through solid objects whereas 2.4 GHz can easily reach anywhere due to low frequency.

2. Network Speed:

The higher frequency 5 GHz band makes up for its shorter range with much faster WiFi speeds than the 2.4 GHz band

3. Channel Interference:

In the 2.4 GHz band, you have the option to choose from 11 WiFi channels, where 3 of which are non-overlapping. In the 5 GHz band, you have the option to choose from 45 WiFi channels, where 24 of which are non-overlapping

4. Device Compatibility:

Since WiFi standard 802.11n (WiFi 4) has been around for nearly a decade now, the majority of our wireless technologies have been built to support both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, bands.

Pros and Cons of a Single-Band Router

Pros of a Dual-Band Router

  1. Might surpass the single band in cost increasing their market.
  2. Offers more range and stability.
  3. Compatible with to latest technologies.

Cons of a Dual- Band Router

  1. Likely to face issues on 2.5 GHz band and 5GHz is likely to remain overburdened.
  2. Speeds are impacted by the number of devices connected.
  3. 5 GHz has short ranges with many obstacles.

What is a Tri-Band Router?

A Triband router broadcasts 3 separate Wi-Fi bands. it will broadcast 2.4 GHz and it will broadcast two separate 5GHz bands. tri-band routers offer up to 600Mbps 2.4 GHz signal as well as up to 1300 Mbps 5GHz signals. it improves the speed by preventing devices to interfere with each other.

Pros and Cons of a Single-Band Router

Pros of a Tri-Band Router

  1. More devices won't impact speed.
  2. separate bands mean more width
  3. ore bands lead to less interference

Cons of a Tri-Band Router

  1. Higher cost
  2. Needs 5 GHz compatible devices for upgrading

Conclusion

A single-band router is limited, with just one frequency band. they are although much accessible due to their low cost but do not have much to offer when it comes to good speed or bandwidth.

Dual-band uses two bands which means that they transmit two simultaneous wireless signals providing better performance. and a triband has double bandwidth on 5GHz twice that of dual-band. using automated features tri-band routers steer devices to the optimal 5 GHz band.

SIF provides a one-stop solution when it comes to excellent bandwidth and network. With seamlessly smooth and good signal flow it helps in creating the best wi-fi zone with no dead signal areas. with all the features it turns out to be the choice that suits all pockets and all devices.

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