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My gateway has two wireless networks – should I use 2G or 5G?

By design, your GCET wireless gateway broadcasts two wireless networks (SSIDs):

  • 5Ghz: Most newer devices will support 5G, which will provide you the fastest speeds over wireless. The higher frequency means that you may not get the same coverage range, in which case switching over to 2.4Ghz may be the better option.
  • 2.4Ghz: An older, slower protocol that may provide better coverage over a long distance. A lot – and we mean a LOT – of devices use this frequency and can cause a lot of interference, so we’d recommend sticking to the 5G when possible.