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Does Roamio base have 5ghz wifi?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by quikah, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. quikah

    quikah New Member

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    I am not seeing my 5ghz SSID, only the 2.4gHz one’
     
  2. consumedsoul

    consumedsoul Member

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    I connected to my 5GHz network fine, using Apple Airport Extreme (previous gen).
     
  3. brianric

    brianric Active Member

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    Same here, also seeing 2.4 GHz.
     
  4. Millionaire2K

    Millionaire2K New Member

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    yeah 5 works. Its just not as strong.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The wifi is dual band so it should be able to connect to either.
     
  6. quikah

    quikah New Member

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    Dang, guess I need to troubleshoot my router.
     
  7. patrickthickey

    patrickthickey New Member

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    5GHz is very much a line of sight thing, at least as much as I have tested it.

    I have an Apple Time Capsule (older version), and sitting across the room my Android phone sees both networks but will only connect at the higher speed if I force it. The signals appear to be the same as reported on the crappy little phone Wi-Fi apps.

    YMMV.
     
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    It's not, it's just shorter range than 2.4 GHz.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    5GHz has a little harder time getting through walls too, so that can significantly effect range.
     

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