Video: See if the WiFi hotspots around you are 2.4 or 5 GHz on Microsoft Windows 10, Android, or iPhone

February 04, 2021

In our newest video we demonstrate three simple ways to determine if the WiFi networks around you are 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz.

In January 2021, Xfinity began shifting their public WiFi hotspots to 5 Ghz only. This means computers with older 2.4 GHz-only WiFi devices will not be able to detect them. It may be time to upgrade your WiFi to a dual band 5 Ghz capable product.

Additionally, if you already have a 5 GHz compatible WiFi device you will want to connect to 5 GHz networks when available to receive the fastest speeds and throughput. 

If you know you will be using a Windows 10 PC to determine your WiFi networks you may jump ahead to the 0:45 mark of the video.

To see on an Android phone, go to 2:55

Or if you have an iPhone you may head to 4:03

Follow these easy steps to determine the frequency of the WiFi networks around you, and as always if you have any questions please reach out to us here.

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