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I’ll keep it short and simple. I have a dual band router.

I want to know if having both the bands on reduces the network speed? As in if I switch the 5GHz network off... will I get a better speed on the 2.4GHz network?

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Each one of those is a separate transmission medium, with separate transceivers. Thus the bandwidth values for them aren't summed up together. If you turn off either one you'll have less total bandwidth

  • Meaning that both have different values and turning one off doesn’t change the values of the other ? – Akshay Kumar Nov 28 '18 at 17:44
  • yes. It's like 2 separate cables that don't relate to each other – phuclv Nov 29 '18 at 2:56

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