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5 ghz support on OS2?

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:57 am
by EdAtlanta
I don't suppose there is a hidden 5 ghz radio included in the OS2 that will be implemented in a future update? It sure would be nice in areas of 2.4 ghz wifi saturation.

Maybe?

I do love my OS2 and OS1 too for that matter.

Re: 5 ghz support on OS2?

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:35 pm
by Tyrbiter
The WiFi module fitted is 2.4GHz only.

Re: 5 ghz support on OS2?

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:23 am
by KB0OXD
Tyrbiter wrote:The WiFi module fitted is 2.4GHz only.
And unless I'm mistaken, 4G / 4G LTE cell phone towers only operate on 2.4 Ghz. anyway so adding 5 Ghz. support really wouldn't accomplish anything

Besides, if you're experiencing THAT much packet loss, you might want to look at OTHER DEVICES on your LAN that might be consuming enormous amounts of bandwidth IMO

Just my opinion though...

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Re: 5 ghz support on OS2?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:17 pm
by RickC
The OpenSpot connects to wifi networks not to cell networks so 5 ghz would be beneficial.

Re: 5 ghz support on OS2?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:47 pm
by n6cid
Cell phone towers operate on 1.9ghz....In the U.S.

Re: 5 ghz support on OS2?

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:40 am
by KD6QFO
I agree with adding 5ghz wifi chipset......

Re: 5 ghz support on OS2?

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:25 pm
by n0btc
Cell phone towers in the United States use 600 megahertz 700 megahertz 800 megahertz 1700 megahertz 1,900 megahertz 2100 megahertz and 2500 megahertz. I might have missed some but I don't think so also, a 5 gigahertz Wi-Fi chip included would be amazing.

Re: 5 ghz support on OS2?

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:02 pm
by Tyrbiter
KD6QFO wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:40 am
I agree with adding 5ghz wifi chipset......
You would need to substitute a dual band WiFi module, the effort of supporting WiFi is way beyond the resources available to SharkRF which is why they use a module in the first place. The WiFi firmware would deal with the band-switching as necessary.