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    Default How to tell if you are connected at 802.11ac?

    I have a Moto X which is capable of 802.11ac speeds. I just got a Trendnet 802.11ac router. How can I tell if my phone is connected at 802.11ac?

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    Default Re: How to tell if you are connected at 802.11ac?

    In your router's config menu there should be a setting to make it a 2.4ghz or 5ghz or both. Set it to 5ghz only and if you connect at all it will be. The major benefit to this is to reduce 2.4ghz traffic like in an office or IT building where there are multiple wifi machines all using the 2.4ghz band. In a common residential setting normally there will be no noticeable improvement.
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    Default Re: How to tell if you are connected at 802.11ac?

    And it may actually reduce your range, if you have a lot of RF-absorbtive materials in the house. 5GHz is absorbed a lot faster, and by a lot more things, than 2.4 GHz.

    You actually have to factor in the species of tree in a path for path calculations at 6GHz, because different species have different water content in their leaves. 5GHz isn't much different. 2.4GHz still gets absorbed by almost anything the least bit conductive, but not as badly. (How conductive is dry sheet rock with a nail every 16"? But it can kill wifi in a large house.)

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