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2.4 vs. 5 GHz Archer C1200

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Recently installed NBN50 with a TP - Link Archer C1200. Working great. Dual wifi bands showing (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz). Are there any smart functions on the modem to combine these bands? Reducing SSID # for simplicity. Or, would it be feasable to disable the 2.4 GHz if we are getting consistent 5 GHz around the home? 

 

Cheers,

Sam

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Regards,
Peter

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Why would that information help you with a solution to my specific question? Seems shady.. Can you help with my specific question 

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Hi @samtredinnick ,

The main differences between the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies are range and bandwidth. 5GHz provides faster data rates at a shorter distance. 2.4GHz offers coverage for farther distances, but may perform at slower speeds.  If you turn on both there is no problem, which every device is working best on that frequency you can use that frequency. Hope this will help you.

Regards,

Sajal

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 Thank you! Is there any way to get these 2 frequencies to merge into a single SSID on my TP Link? My old tesltra modem could do this and it would automatically determine the better 2.4/5 GHz...