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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.
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!!