Band Steering: Should 2.4GHz and 5GHz Be One Network or Two?

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If you own a modern router, you probably have the option to use 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands – but what are those, and what should you do with them? The short answer is that they’re just two WiFi bands that have been around for a long time, and you have two choices: keep 2.4GHz and 5GHz separate, or unite them into a single SSID. If you only have one network on your router, chances are that it is actually broadcasting on both the 2.4GHz (good for long range) and 5GHz (best for short range) bands and using a protocol called

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