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I have the Panoramic WiFi, which supports both 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz network. Anyway, my understanding is that if you are using a device (i.e.: Cell phone) that is only capable of accessing the 2.4 ghz band, then you are stuck at the slower speeds even though the Panoramic WiFi goes up to 5 ghz, which is faster. Anyway, I recently chatted with a Cox representative and he said that Cox offers a plan where you pay $15.00 more per month to access the 5 ghz network. Does that plan actually override my cellphone's 2.4 ghz limitation and allow for faster speeds over wi-fi, like the 5 ghz speeds? I currently have the 150 mbps coverage, but I'm not sure if that is strictly through an Ethernet connection or if that includes Wi-Fi. Is what the Cox representative trying to sell me for $15.00 more per month legitimate? He was actually claiming that I could get speeds greater than 150 mbps over Wi-Fi with the "upgrade".
you might consider getting a new phone!!!
i've got a 5 year old iphone6+ that's only used on wi-fi, says it's connected to 5g on my pano admin page.
the phone isn't capable of 5g service!
The iPhone 6 Plus supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac on wireless LAN. 5g is a cellular network from mobile device to tower.
Although some phones are dual-band LAN, the phones probably only have 1 stream. Meaning, no MIMO.
bearone2 said:newer technology
I hope you're not referring to Panoramic. Panoramic is limited technology.
the pano's newer tech than my older dell laptops.
as long a i'm getting 500+ on cell phones, i'm a happy camper.
+ i love hearing you tell so many how much better their life will be when they buy new equipment they can't support by themselves.
How much better would your life be if you didn't need a second router to connect your Dells because Pano can't connect 'em? Who is your tech support for this second router? You troubleshoot this segment of your LAN
If Pano forces you to install a second router to connect your older devices, why not just replace Pano with your own router to connect all your devices? Why are you renting Pano if it can't do what you need?
If you...or anybody...need to support a second router to connect older devices, I think life would be easier to just provide their own support for ONE router.
i use the laptop once a week, for family zoom.
me, i've had this 2nd router since '09, when it was the only router.
life is fine, laptop is on 24/7, all i need to do is plug in the router when needed.
Why not just connect your Dell to the Pano? Oh, wait...that's right...Pano is too advanced for 802.11g/n. My bad.
Jeepers...if only a rogue manufacturer would make an ac-router backward-compatible with 802.11b/g/n. Happy Renting, camper!
apparently old b/g/n protocol isn't always compatible with new b/g/n configurations.
oh i can just smell the campfire + pine trees!!
There is no "new b/g/n" protocol. It's an IEEE standard. It's either 802.11b/g/n or it's not. There is nothing wrong with the NIC in your Dells. Most 2.4 GHz cards don't negotiate channel width...some do; some don't...but it's pointless to negotiate, so I think channel width may be the limitation of Pano.
you're probably right, thanks for the explanation!
That was easy. Do you normally surrender so quickly, France?
i pick my battles!!