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Windows 7: Image quality when streaming at 2.4 ghz vs. 5 ghz

12 Jan 2015   #1

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Image quality when streaming at 2.4 ghz vs. 5 ghz

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum...first post!

Yesterday I upgraded my 4+ year old Linksys 54G router to a Netgear N600. The Netgear allows me to configure networks at 2.4 and 5 ghz. According to the instruction manual, I should use the 5 ghz for video streaming and such, which I did. I have a 2-3 year old Roku. After I rebooted it and logged in to my 5 ghz network I noticed that the video quality was a bit noisier than it used to be. Is it possible that the 5 ghz configuration is degrading the image quality of streaming videos? The router is located upstairs and the TV/Roku are downstairs. Any help is very much appreciated.



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12 Jan 2015   #2

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home

2.4 Ghz travels through walls better than 5...
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12 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 7

Thanks, DMHolt57.

Yes, I came across a video on Youtube regarding the differences between 2.4 and 5 ghz and it mentioned the wall issue with 5 ghz. I would think that I'd experience streaming issues (i.e. interruptions) with 5 ghz due to the various walls I have between the router and the TV, as opposed to image quality. But, I guess it makes sense. If the signal degrades, image quality will suffer. Tonight I will connect my Roku to the 2.4 ghz network and see if it makes any difference.
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