My internet is 25mbps should I be useing a 5g router or is 2.5 enough?
- BigELv 71 month ago
You probably mean 5GHz or 2.4 GHz wifi. 802.11n can use both frequency ranges, 802.11ac uses 5 GHz.
The better question is are you using n or ac? Besides overall speed, there are other reasons to use ac if you have ac devices. They perform streaming way better.
- micksmixxxLv 71 month ago
Unfortunately, sir, you are confused a little.
5G refers to 5th Generation protocol, which is mobile networking protocol, whereas the 2.5 that your refer to is indicative of the 2.4GHz bandwidth ... a wi-fi bandwidth.
2.4GHz is probably the most common bandwidth that is licensed to transmit data wirelessly ... until you start getting into radio and/or TV transmissions.
- David ELv 71 month ago
I think you are confused. 5G is the next mobile phone protocol and stands for 5th generation.
for internet over wires or fiber from phone companies or cable, get a decent ($80 or more) router that is WiFi 5 or WiFi 6. It will have both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The higher frequency will struggle to go through walls but offer great speed if you need to transfer stuff between devices like a big file to a Network Attached Storage device (hard drive on your network, good for backups and storing all your videos)
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
i would ask at a computer place this question