Changing Frequency Band on Wireless Router

Nowadays 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz are common frequency band supported on modern wireless routers, and you can set up the wireless network based on 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz or both bands depending on your need.

In general 2.4 GHz wireless network provides good coverage and works better at penetrating solid objects but with slower speed, whereas 5 GHz wireless network only cover pretty limited area and the wireless signal can be easily blocked by wall or other solid objects but provides high speed. Normally the 5 GHz network is used less and therefore offers better connection performance and experience.

All the modern wireless routers support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz but some old routers might only support one band only, and you can log in to the wireless router management page to find out and make changes.

Let me quickly show you how to check the frequency band of your wireless network and make changes as needed here:

1) Open a web browser and type your wireless router’s IP address into the address bar, after that key in the user name and password to log in.
wireless router login page
2) Typically you will be able to find out the frequency band of your wireless network in the wireless configuration section as shown below. This is the section that supports 2.4 GHz frequency band that allows you to enable and configure it with different settings (SSID, SSID password, Guest SSID, wireless mode, channel, etc.) depending on the features supported by the wireless router.
2.4 GHz wireless settings
3) You will be able to locate the 5 GHz wireless network configuration section too if it's supported as shown below. In this case I have enabled and configured both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless networks so that I get to decide which wireless network to connect to depending on the signal strength.
5 GHz wireless settings

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