Differences between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

The primary differences between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz are bandwidth (speed) and range (coverage). While 2.4 GHz is characterized by longer coverage but comparatively slower data transmission speeds, the 5 GHz offers less coverage but faster data transmission speeds.

The 2.4 GHz band is more susceptible to interference as many electronic devices and appliances use it, such as microwaves, baby monitors, garage door openers, etc. So, the 5 GHz band is your best choice to reduce congestion and obtain higher speeds if your device doesn’t need to be moved around much and can be located near your extender. On the other hand, the 2.4 GHz frequency would be more suitable for a device that is moved around a lot throughout the day in a very large space.