There are a lot of advanced features on our smartphones that we often take for granted. One such feature is the WiFi connectivity on our device. The wireless network allows us to connect to the internet wirelessly, rather than having to use wires directly from our computer or laptop. This article discusses the different WiFi frequencies and their usage, as well as how you can check your Wireless Ghz on your iPhone. The Wireless Ghz is short for gigahertz, which is a measure of frequency used to identify electromagnetic waves that have specific properties. A high Ghz number indicates an 802.11 wireless LAN has a high-frequency band, which enables it to transfer data faster than a lower-band wireless LAN. A high Ghz number also means that devices are capable of communicating at faster rates than if they had a lower GHz value.
How To Check Your WiFi Ghz On iPhone?
- Open the Settings application on your iPhone.
- Tap on WiFi to bring up the WiFi settings.
- Look for a Wi-Fi network to connect to and tap on it to connect.
- Tap on the name of the network and then tap on ‘i’ at the top right corner of your screen, which will take you to the information screen of that network.
- Scroll down and look for ‘Band’. The band shows you a list of different frequencies used by that particular wireless LAN, depending upon where you are in relation to that wireless LAN’s base station (router).
- The Ghz number next to this field will tell you how many GHz are being used by that particular wireless LAN, which is important if you have a slower or faster internet connection than your neighbors have for example because it tells you how fast your data is being transmitted over the airwaves from your router/modem/gateway device (router).
- If you wish to check the wireless LAN’s Ghz number, you can go ahead and change the band set to a different one, which will usually be something like 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz for example.
- Now that you have changed the wireless network’s band settings, select the ‘i’ icon at the top right corner of your screen, which will take you back to your WiFi settings page.
- Look for ‘Band’ again and scroll down to find the current value of GHz.
- Tap on it to copy this value into your clipboard and open up a text editor or word processor on your computer (on Windows, this can be done using Notepad).
Why Is The Ghz Value Important?
- If you have a home or small office network, you will probably only have one wireless network which is in the 5 GHz band.
- If you have a small business and more than one wireless LAN, then the 5 GHz band is shared by many networks, so it’s important to check your WiFi Ghz number to make sure that your data is being transmitted at a rate that is compatible with other networks and not slower than the rates other networks are transmitting at.
- You can also see what other networks are broadcasting on your same WiFi GHz frequency by looking for them via a website like http://192.168.0.1 or http://wlan0/ which will show you every wireless network in range of your iPhone’s wireless radio transmitter as long as they are broadcasting their SSID (network name).
- The Ghz number will change depending upon where you are in relation to the wireless LAN’s base station (router), so it’s important to check it each time before connecting to the internet and before each new device gets connected via an ethernet cable to your router or modem/gateway device (router) for example because if the value changes, all devices connected to that particular WiFi network will need updating for sure, otherwise you may experience slow internet speeds or no internet connection at all when using that particular WiFi network as well as insufficient bandwidth and slow data transmission speeds for streaming videos, playing online games and downloading large files from websites like www.gigablast.com for example.
- It’s important to note as well that at the moment, if you’re connected to an 802.11n router and are using the 5 GHz band, then you’re only able to connect to other 802.11n routers and not other devices such as cordless phones or microwaves for example because they aren’t compatible with 802.11n routers in the 5 GHz band (but they may be compatible with 802.11ac routers).
- The Ghz number is a very important one because it can affect your wireless network’s speed and bandwidth availability in certain cases if this is changed without being aware of it and without being aware of what it means to your wireless network’s speed, bandwidth availability, etc too (which is why this tutorial was written).
- Finally, as I write this tutorial now there has been a change in the 5 GHz band from 2.4 GHz down to 1GHz or less now which means that some devices will no longer be able to connect via WiFi at all anymore because its frequency has been changed too much for them to handle and therefore they will need an update which will cost you money or with some models of smartphones, make it impossible for them to connect via WiFi anymore too since their wireless radios do not work at all on 2.4GHz anymore either (as far as I know) so there may be more changes coming from Apple soon relating specifically to the 5 GHz band before long too for example which will affect the quality of wireless data transmission speeds and bandwidth available to certain devices.
- As I write this tutorial now, it’s important to note that if you’re using an 802.11g or 802.11n router (or wireless access point) and are connected to the internet via a WiFi network, then you will need to update your firmware/software on your router or access point because it may not be compatible with the latest versions of Windows OS, Mac OS X or Linux (which is why this tutorial was written) but if you are using an old model of the router for example then there’s no need to update its software because these newer models have been upgraded since their release in order for them to be compatible with the latest versions of Windows OS, Mac OS X, and Linux, etc (which is why this tutorial was written).
The WiFi Ghz is a measure of frequency, and the higher the GHz, the faster the data can be transferred. The most common Ghz value is 2.4, but some routers let you switch to 5 GHz if your devices are able to use it. You can find the Ghz value for your devices by using the WiFi Analyzer app or by logging into your router’s settings. You can switch to a different frequency by logging into your router’s settings from a computer and finding the available frequencies.
Q: Why do I have to update my router or access point’s firmware?
A: Because the new models of routers and access points have been upgraded for them to work with the latest versions of Windows OS, Mac OS X, and Linux (which is why this tutorial was written).
Q: Why do I have to update my router or access point’s software?
A: Because the newer models of routers and access points are compatible with the latest versions of Windows OS, Mac OS X, and Linux (which is why this tutorial was written).
Q: How do I find out which frequency my devices can use?
A: You can find this information on your router/access point’s user guide. You can also use a WiFi Analyzer app.
Q: What is the difference between an 802.11g and an 802.11n device?
A: An 802.11n device has a higher maximum data transfer rate than an 802.11g device because it uses 5 GHz instead of 2.4 GHz to send data, but it only transmits at 2-5 Mbps compared to 20-54 Mbps for an 802.11g device. A Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) enabled router or access point will automatically switch between frequencies if there are multiple signals in a range that use different frequencies that are supported by your devices therefore you don’t need to worry about this unless you’re using WPS enabled equipment like a new router or access point.
Q: Why do I have to buy new equipment if my old equipment was working fine?
A: Because newer models are compatible with the latest versions of Windows OS, Mac OS X, and Linux (which is why this tutorial was written).