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Wifi 2G issue

Hoping someone can advise me on an issue Im encountering with 2G. Run speed tests on my Samsung phone, ipad and iphone on 2G it stays at 100-105 Mbps for download speed on all devices. When switching to 5G the results are the correct speeds of over 500 Mbps as I have 500Mb broadband. Wired speed test is over 500Mbps.

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Above pictures show the huge difference. Never been like this before. A side note my download speed when downloading games on my PS4 is so slow right now but its set up as a wired connection so cant understand why?

Any help or potential fixes would be greatly appreciated.

 

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It's normal for 2g to be slow, that's why we have 5ghz

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Yep as jb66 says... As another example, my Macbook Air and iPhone7 both get 220mbps on my Vivid200 wifi connection (and 220 on ethernet of course). However, on wifi, they only get that when I put them onto the 5GHz network. Sat in the same spot if I then flick them over to the 2.4GHz network, they max out at 70-80mbps (others on here get even lower [<50] on their set ups) - it's just the limitations of the technology!

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Thank you both for the reply. Appreciate it.

I appreciate 2G is slower but I read some articles online saying 2.4 GHz will support speeds from 450-600 Mbps and 5GHz double that. Is that accurate?

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Yes, 2.4Ghz, it’s not 2G that’s a Mobile telephone band, can support higher speeds, but in the real world nobody gets them. The reason is that the WiFi Access Point/retail router/VM hub in router mode must be designed with electronics to support it and also the end user device must also have these electronics. It’s just not cost justified when you can use the 5Ghz band. Added to this, the 2.4Ghz band is extremely congested and even if devices could support higher speeds You would be unable to get them. 


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