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What is the best WiFi channel to use for 5 GHz

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2020 12:02:47 PM / by Zachary Wagner posted in 5 GHz

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Answer: It depends on your wireless environment and device capabilities.

Unlike the 2.4 GHz band 5 GHz has no overlapping channels if a 20 MHz wide channel plan is used. The design issue that needs to be managed is if clients support the configured channels and if the the channels congested due to neighboring devices.

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Introduction to 5 GHz WiFi Channels

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2018 2:08:37 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Channels, 5 GHz

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WiFi signal at 20 MHz has a very distinct shape. This shape leads to overlap on other WiFi channels that can be used for setting up access points (AP). Unlike 2.4 GHz channels, all 25 of the available 5 GHz channels are non-overlapping at 20 MHz wide.

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For best practices, it is highly recommended to choose different 5 GHz 20 MHz channels:

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