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2015-03-18 10:00 PM
Thankyou for your detailed explanation which i am glad i read before buying a new router.
Just thinking, is it perhaps best to avoid dual band routers and just opt for a 2.4Ghz single band if the Z2 doesn't run any quicker on 5Ghz? My phone and tablet (both Z2) are the only wireless devices in my home as my PC is wired to the router via powerline sockets and Cat5. Most new routers seem to be dual band now but i can still buy a 2.4Ghz N300 router for less which may make sense if i'm not going to see the benefits.
Any advice much appreciated.
2015-03-19 01:08 AM
2015-03-20 09:56 PM
@BeadyEye I have lost of connection from time to time. It is not often... happens less than once every two - three weeks. It seems connected but no data is transferred. After reconnecting it works fine.
Our Xperias use single antenna / single channel mode. It means they can connect at 72 Mbps in 20 MHz network and 144 Mbps in 40 MHz channel network.
In 5 GHz band 40 MHz channel is normally used. In 2.4 GHz network 20 MHz channel should be used to avoid interference with other networks and maintain compatibility with earlier 20 MHz devices (b/g and early n). That explains why 5 GHz works faster.
On my Macbook Pro I have 3 antennas / 3 channel set up and using this router I can connect at 450 Mbps with real data transfer speed fluctuating between 270 and 330 Mbps. On 2.4 GHz network I can reach about 120 Mbps effective data transfer speed.
2015-03-21 02:10 AM