By Michael Crider, Wired.com, July 24, 2017
Technology is an odd duck: in less than twenty years, Wi-Fi has gone from an amazing (and expensive) luxury to an assumed inclusion in every device you own.
And yet, there’s plenty of room for improvement…which is why you should consider disabling the old 2.4GHz band on your home’s Wi-Fi network and using the newer, faster, less crowded 5GHz band exclusively.
Why? Let’s break it down.
We’ve talked about the difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi here, so if you aren’t familiar with the different bands, you should read that first.
Most modern routers are “dual band”, which mean they contain the ability to broadcast on both of these bands.