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You would have stumbled upon terms like “single band” and “dual band” as you attempt to get a WiFi router for home broadband internet or office internet connection. And, most of the time, the dual-band option might have made a better appeal without you even getting a clear picture of what it means. This is why this article has been put forth to enlighten you on all that single-band and dual-band routers are about – and ultimately, the distinguishing factors.
But before we proceed further; you should understand that the word “band” as accompanying a router is indicative of the frequency on which the router operates. It also has to do with the speed of the internet connection.
What is a single band router?
As the name suggests, a single band router is designed to operate on one frequency, 2.4Ghz, and its maximum speed is 300 Mbps as it is built on a wireless-N standard known as 802.11n. This type of router can only cover a small range of area, and this is about the reason those using it often go for a WiFi range extender. Owing to its low frequency, its signal can penetrate through doors, walls, and furniture. Again, the single band router will work just fine for some basic things like checking/reading emails, online chatting, surfing the web, and watching YouTube videos on laptop or mobile device.