1. Lansdowne Mike's Avatar
    A point I haven't seen discussed is the Moto G's wifi. Specs say 802.11n, but one review says it's dual-band wifi. I'm confused. I thought a device had to be 802.11ac to manage the 5Ghz band. My 2013 Moto X was one of the first to handle 802.11ac, and I really don't want to give it up (live in a very active 2.4Ghz building). What's the situation?
    08-02-2015 09:22 PM
  2. rajamass's Avatar
    I struggled for 30mins for establishing Wifi connection when I opened for the first time

    It did not detect my Wifi network at all
    08-03-2015 09:08 AM
  3. rajamass's Avatar
    It is 802.11 b/g/n hence dual band
    08-03-2015 09:10 AM
  4. Lansdowne Mike's Avatar
    Do you have a 2.4GHz router or a dual-band?
    08-03-2015 01:47 PM
  5. Lansdowne Mike's Avatar
    I struggled for 30mins for establishing Wifi connection when I opened for the first time

    It did not detect my Wifi network at all
    Do you have a 2.4GHz router or a dual-band?
    08-03-2015 01:47 PM
  6. tonyr6's Avatar
    It is 802.11 b/g/n hence dual band
    NO a or ac that means it is only has crappy 2.4ghz. I don't use 2.4ghz for anything no more. I have it turned off on all of my wireless devices. I can't even stream low bit rate music without constant buffering and even my old Epson printer right next to the router show offline after a while which is why I had to get rid of it and get a Canon printer that has a Ethernet port. Every one of my devices is 5ghz and the only way I will buy a signal band device like my printers is if it has a Ethernet port.
    08-14-2015 01:42 PM
  7. portablealpha's Avatar
    According to the specs on Moto's website, it's 2.4 GHz only. Go to Moto G (2015) - Unlocked Android Smartphone - Motorola and click View Full Specifications. Sad because, if true, this is a dealbreaker for me for the same reason as the OP. There are about 80 competing 2.4GHz networks in my building; practically no 5GHz ones.

    So, any Moto G users have any evidence that it's actually dual-band? (And NO, just because it's N does not mean that it's dual-band!)
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    10-01-2015 01:45 PM
  8. tonyr6's Avatar
    So, any Moto G users have any evidence that it's actually dual-band? (And NO, just because it's N does not mean that it's dual-band!)
    I agree. I fell for that N junk years ago when I did not know anything about wireless. Very stupid decision to allow 2.4ghz on N at least they finally got smart and only allowed 5ghz on ac so that means if the device says a or ac then I know it has 5ghz support but if it only shows bgn then it is a not buy as it only has 2.4ghz support.
    10-06-2015 11:26 AM
  9. hisense's Avatar
    I have a Moto G 2015 and an Dualband AC 1200 Router ($70 bucks at Walmart). The Moto G only has N and no AC as others noted. It very fast in my home though. No issues and keeps up with my wife's Samsung S4 that has AC. I don't see a noticeable difference. The router is a Netgear AC 1200 R6100 and the signal is dramatically better than the older N300 Netgear router. Having a strong signal is a key factor (2.4ghz goes father than 5 mhz).
    10-06-2015 03:06 PM
  10. portablealpha's Avatar
    Wireless N supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and in theory there is no difference in speed between the two. The practical difference, though, is that in a crowded city apartment building there are about 25 times as many 2.4GHz networks visible, so the interference is crazy. Not many people are running 5GHz, and a 5GHz network is more confined and gets less interference, so running on that band is much better in the city (even if you don't have 802.11ac hardware).
    tonyr6 likes this.
    10-09-2015 07:49 PM
  11. tonyr6's Avatar
    2.4ghz is unusable in my area for anything even printing or streaming low bit rate music. 5ghz or wired is all I can use in my area.
    10-10-2015 11:58 AM
  12. MattNA's Avatar
    I looked at the spec as suggested and it's 2.4 GHz only. No 5 GHz at all. That's something i'll keep in mind the next time.

    To bad too. My old phone downloaded apps and updates much quicker and I was on the hunt as to why. Found out.

    Well, it looks like a router upgrade is in order for me. My 2.4 GHz band is only 300 MBps (mega bytes per second). Add the 5 GHz and it would have been 750 MBps. (N router, no AC)

    A new router will get me 600 MBps on a 2.4 GHz band. The best I found so far.
    Tip: having a valid reason to upgrade goes further.
    10-10-2015 04:41 PM
  13. MattNA's Avatar
    Where it reads MBps or mega bytes per second, should have been GBps or Gigabytes per second.
    10-10-2015 04:57 PM
  14. Tarun kashyap's Avatar
    I struggled for 30mins for establishing Wifi connection when I opened for the first time

    It did not detect my Wifi network at all
    10-18-2015 01:31 PM
  15. Tarun kashyap's Avatar
    Sir kindly let me know I also have the same situation. My moto x play is not detecting my wifi network but it detects others. Kindly reply with a positive answer.
    10-18-2015 01:34 PM
  16. Javier P's Avatar
    Sir kindly let me know I also have the same situation. My moto x play is not detecting my wifi network but it detects others. Kindly reply with a positive answer.
    Hello Tarun, welcome to the forums!

    Can your phone detect any other network? Is your WiFi network included in your settings - WiFi list? If so, tap on it, select "forget" and try to connect again. Also, make sure in settings - WiFi - advanced - WiFi frequency band that "automatic" is checked.

    Sometimes this kind of problems can be solved switching aeroplane mode on & off or rebooting the phone.
    10-18-2015 01:45 PM

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