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 Post subject: Issues with 5GHz WiFi band
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:42 pm 
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Scott, I currently have two WiFi bands to choose from courtesy of Xfinity/Comcast. One band is 2.4GHz; the other is 5GHz. The desktop PC I usually use currently utilizes a Cisco/Linksys AE6000 adapter. Mozilla Firefox is my default browser. Curiously, if I'm not mistaken, pictures display properly on Firefox more consistently when I'm using the 2.4GHz than when I'm using the 5GHz band. When I use the 5GHz band, I often have to refresh the Firefox browser or clear cache from Firefox in order for a number of pictures to display properly. What could be the reason why this is the case, Scott?


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 Post subject: Re: Issues with 5GHz WiFi band
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:05 pm 
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What are the differences in propagation between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands? I suspect you will find your answer there. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Issues with 5GHz WiFi band
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:13 pm 
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Can the answer be found here, Scott?

BTW, I should said in my previous post in this thread that I too often have to clear cache from Firefox in addition to refreshing the browser.


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 Post subject: Re: Issues with 5GHz WiFi band
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:17 pm 
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Maxirad wrote:
Can the answer be found here, Scott?

What do you think the answer is, and how does it relate to your experiences? Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Issues with 5GHz WiFi band
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:29 pm 
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I think the answer has something to do with the shorter range of the signal for the 5GHz network. I do have walls and doors to deal with.


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