What is Wireless Frequency?

Everyone uses WiFi but did you know that there are different frequencies that your devices can use?Ever heard of Wireless B, G, N, AC? We all have heard of these terms, but what do they mean? WiFi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), mainly using the 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz radio frequencies. Luma routers are dual-band, meaning they support both 2.4 as well as 5 gigahertz. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. These group of engineers have created and maintained IEEE 802.11 set. Wi-Fi is defined as any "wireless local area network" (WLAN) product based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards.

Luma uses the 802.11ac wireless standard. If you are looking for the latest edge in speed, and you are wanting better coverage around your home, then you may want to consider a Luma router. Why do you need the latest 802.11ac standard? If you live in a highly populated area (or experience dead zones around your home or office), A wireless AC router will help not only because it is a newer technology but also there won't be many homes running their networks on the 5 GHz band. This will give you a very big speed advantage because your router won't be competing with as many other routers using the same signal. (AC routers run on the 5GHz band while most N routers run on the 2.5 GHz band).

You will of course need to check with the manufacturer of your device to see what technology is supported. You will need to make sure that the devices you use around your home support 802.11ac technology. The good news is that Luma routers are backwards compatible. This means if you're using a 2.4GHz or 802.11n device the Luma router will allow those devices to connect just fine.

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