Faster internet browsing is what everyone wants on both phone and laptop but have you ever wonder why it seems your phone browses faster than your laptop that’s connected to its hotspot?
Although, that thought is rare but the simple solution for it – is the bandwidth of the Wi-Fi. Honestly, Wi-Fi hotspot has two bandwidths on mobile phones: the 2.4 GHz and the 5.0 GHz.
They have differences and your thought might have pointed that 5.0GHz has the faster speed but let me straight things out here, just according to wave in physics.
Main fact about the Wi-Fi Hotspot Bandwidths
5.0 GHz provides faster data rates at a short distance, while the other bandwidth which is the 2.4 GHz offers coverage for farther distance but may perform at lower speed.
Now, let me break it down….
Range – The higher frequency signals cannot penetrate walls and other solid objects as well as lower frequency signals. Therefore, the 2.4 GHz has a farther range than the 5.0 GHz frequency.
Bandwidth – Files will download faster, videos and others will stream better and smoother with higher bandwidth. And also, higher frequencies increase the transmission of data or bandwidth. Therefore, the 5.0 GHz with its higher bandwidth will provide more faster connection than the 2.0 GHz.
Now, it’s your choice to increase your WiFi hotpot speed…
The 5.0 GHz is not available on some smartphones and if you’re lucky to have it, you can try it out and if you are having issues discovering WiFi on 5.0 GHz, you can switch it back to 2.0 GHz.
Now, which should you choose?
If you prefer to browse at a faster speed, the 5.0 GHz is better for you.
If you prefer to browse at a wireless range, 2.4GHz is better for you.