5 GHz band

5 GHz band

The frequency range from 5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz, which is unlicensed and used for many communications applications, including Wi-Fi and cordless phones. Commonly designated as "5G," after the turn of the century, 5G became widespread after version 802.11a debuted. The 5 GHz band is also used in the subsequent 11n, 11ac and 11ax versions of Wi-Fi. See 5G, 802.11 versions and ISM band.

2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
One often sees 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (2.4G and 5G) written together because they refer to the two common Wi-Fi frequency bands. The reason 5 GHz is expressed as a whole number but 2.4 GHz has the dot-4 is because the 5 GHz band covers a range from 5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz, and it is shortened for simplicity to 5 GHz. However, the 2.4 GHz range is entirely within 2.4 GHz (see 2.4 GHz band).
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Two dedicated WiFi bands that deliver combined speeds of up to 1.7 Gbps divide the user demand within the new Linksys MAX-STREAMao AC1750 WiFi router , with high-bandwidth activities like 4K video streaming connected to the high-speed 5 GHz band, and basic activities like email running on the 2.4 GHz band.
Priced at $89.99, the Archer A9 delivers Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, so you can handle simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing or more bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming and HD streamingsimultaneously.
The Archer AX6000 boosts ultra-fast AX WiFi speeds up to 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5 GHz band, providing up to 4x capacity than previous AC WiFi**.
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes the decision by Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, to consult on a proposal to increase the amount of spectrum available to Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band.
The 879 is an AC 1900 router that offers 1,300 Mbps on a 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz band.
Beginning in 1997, the FCC continually took actions that would eventually make available 555 megahertz of spectrum in the 5 GHz band which is divided into several sections referred to as U-NII bands.
To get the best performance under these circumstances, it's important to ensure that your device can be configured by the user for operation on the 5 GHz band, even if it defaults to the 2.4 GHz band.
However, the emergence of the faster, more secure 802.11a standard (operating in the 5 GHz band) in the business world offers what seems like the best solution to prevent interference.
802.lla, the newest, operates in the 5 GHz band, while 802.11b operates in the 2.4 GHz band (as does Bluetooth).
CommScope also offers a high gain, small cell antenna with 4xMIMO functionality in the 1.7--2.7 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands, plus 2x2 MIMO support in the 5 GHz band. With this antenna, operators can use carrier aggregation for License Assisted Access (LAA) to combine unlicensed bands with licensed bands to reach gigabit speeds at small cell sites.
The current focuses on the reverse G-shaped slot and the vertical strip, which implies the 5 GHz band response is given by them.
Sitecom WL-309 is a second generation gaming router is equipped with simultaneous dual-band technology, which means that wireless signals can be simultaneously transmitted via the standard 2.4 GHz band and the less congested 5 GHz band to provide uninterrupted performance for applications such as gaming, streaming audio and video and VoIP, it added.