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WiFi Help

Discussion in 'Networking' started by biferi, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. biferi

    biferi Registered Members

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    Why is WiFi 802.11a the 5. GHz Band and WiFi 802.11b is the 2.4 GHz Band?

    If WiFi 802.11a came out First should it not be 2.4 GHz Band?

    Or what am I not understanding?
     
  2. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    It's just the way it is. There's probably a reason. Maybe when WiFi first came out they didn't want it in the same band as microwave ovens and cordless phones of the time. They were on 2.4 GHz. That's just a guess. Nothing to substantiate it.

    btw: Those are both way outdated protocols. You should be to at least 802.11 n
     
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