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  1. simbadogg's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the 900 supports 802.11n on 5ghz?

    Thanks
    04-20-2012 03:43 AM
  2. ninjaap's Avatar
    Is 5ghz standard for 802.11n? Nokia specs say 900 supports n, but doesn't specify frequency.

    Nokia Lumia 900 Specifications - Nokia - USA
    04-20-2012 04:18 AM
  3. simbadogg's Avatar
    Is 5ghz standard for 802.11n? Nokia specs say 900 supports n, but doesn't specify frequency.

    Nokia Lumia 900 Specifications - Nokia - USA
    nah it isn't. wireless n can come in 2.4ghz or 5ghz. i tried looking on there, and even in the pdf manual, but it made no mention of the frequency.
    04-20-2012 04:20 AM
  4. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I highly doubt it, and I'm pretty sure no mobile device supports 5Ghz. They can only do one radio really to save on size/battery and 2.4Ghz is far more common.
    04-20-2012 04:45 AM
  5. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Wrong Samsung galaxy s 2 supports 5GHz
    I knew someone was going to come back on that one. Doesn't change anything, 2.4Ghz is far more common and a better choice for OEMs. Building in both frequencies is excessive really.
    04-20-2012 05:11 AM
  6. crash_pr's Avatar
    I knew someone was going to come back on that one. Doesn't change anything, 2.4Ghz is far more common and a better choice for OEMs. Building in both frequencies is excessive really.
    See this and understand why 5GHz is important...
    http://vimeo.com/user10135085/review/35577280/85705f55fe
    04-20-2012 06:29 AM
  7. oldpueblo's Avatar
    See this and understand why 5GHz is important...
    High Density Wi-Fi for Education
    So important that like one mobile phone has it and the rest don't. :P If they shifted to 5Ghz people would be wandering a wasteland of no WiFi right now. Some day maybe, but not today.
    04-20-2012 06:55 AM
  8. crash_pr's Avatar
    So important that like one mobile phone has it and the rest don't. :P If they shifted to 5Ghz people would be wandering a wasteland of no WiFi right now. Some day maybe, but not today.

    HTC One X Product Overview - HTC Smartphones


    Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
    http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_evo_4g_lte-4665.php
    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gala...s_lte-4406.php
    in the end i think that was a MS limitation not a Nokia one...
    Last edited by crash_pr; 04-20-2012 at 07:15 AM.
    04-20-2012 07:01 AM
  9. mayoo's Avatar
    My playbook has this .. very clean spectrum !!!!
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    04-20-2012 07:10 AM
  10. Tersanyus's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy Note supports N at 5GHz.
    04-20-2012 07:59 AM
  11. flyeaglesfly's Avatar
    it definitely does not support it, i know because i run a dual band router @ home and my pc is on the 5ghz channel. my wife has imac, iphone and ipod and none of them will read it either. my pc is chillin' solo on that channel, which is kinda nice honestly.
    04-20-2012 08:10 AM
  12. inteller's Avatar
    the majority of public wifi hot spots are NOT 5Ghz....this is mainly a spectrum used for home AV, which is why tablets and such have it, and stupid garmondo sized phones like the note have it since they are more of media player devices. two radios will gobble battery though unless they device is smart enough to shut off one radio while the other is connected.
    04-20-2012 08:32 AM
  13. sting7k's Avatar
    I think mobile devices have only just begun to really add 5Ghz Wifi radios. My Lumia doesn't "see" my 5Ghz home network so I assume it's not supported.
    04-20-2012 08:44 AM
  14. pderosa's Avatar
    In my experience, 5 ghz works over a shorter distance and consumes more power. Not a good combination for a cell phone.
    04-20-2012 09:01 AM
  15. fuzion98's Avatar
    I just Deployed a whole campus WLAN with 802.11abgn Access Points so for me 5GHz band
    is important because allows me to put more access points on an area with out channel overlaping... than again maybe this conversation is to advanced for you to understand..
    Good for you. Didn't expect someone to try to show their epeen on a lumia forum lol..

    BTW, 5ghz would have been nice. But in reality if it saves any battery, I would have omitted it as well because 5ghz networks are the exception not the norm.
    04-20-2012 09:25 AM
  16. oldpueblo's Avatar
    A few people get it! I never said 5Ghz was bad or terrible or not important long term. What my point was is that putting it in all mobile devices right now is more a negative than a positive. When 5Ghz becomes the norm over 2.4Ghz then we can have this conversation again.
    04-20-2012 02:07 PM
  17. inteller's Avatar
    I just Deployed a whole campus WLAN with 802.11abgn Access Points so for me 5GHz band
    is important because allows me to put more access points on an area with out channel overlaping... than again wah wah wah waah wah
    cool story bro
    04-20-2012 02:15 PM
  18. phirefly's Avatar
    I just Deployed a whole campus WLAN with 802.11abgn Access Points so for me 5GHz band
    is important because allows me to put more access points on an area with out channel overlaping... than again maybe this conversation is to advanced for you to understand..
    That's great but since you deployed abgn you also have 2.4Ghz so you have proven 5 is not a must.
    04-20-2012 03:11 PM
  19. jhoff80's Avatar
    A lot of new phones being released lately support 802.11n on the 5GHz band, but it's the same thing as with the screen resolution. It's not a part of the chassis spec, so WP7 doesn't support it.

    I don't think the iPhone 4S does, but pretty much everything since including the iPad, many Android phones, and even my webOS Pre 3 support it. Not having it does make a device a little bit dated, but that's what we're stuck with until Apollo.
    04-20-2012 03:34 PM
  20. hellomiggy's Avatar
    Since I was having a WiFi problem at home with my Lumia, I decided to mess around with my Router, see if switching GHz helped it out. It did not, when I changed it from 2.5GHz to 5GHz, my connection wouldn't show up. I checked my Girlfriend's 4S it wasn't showing up on there either. On my iPad it was giving me 2 out of 3 bars. Switched it back, because I wasn't sure what was going on with my WiFi, it's like I have a time limit to use my home internet and it just stops working. :\
    04-20-2012 04:41 PM
  21. manicottiK's Avatar
    The Samsung Focus S has dual-band radios. I don't believe that any other WP devices to date have matched it in this regard.
    04-20-2012 05:53 PM
  22. jhoff80's Avatar
    The Samsung Focus S has dual-band radios.
    Huh, I wasn't aware of that at all.

    Edit: Sure about that? Amazon lists it as:

    "Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go."
    Last edited by jhoff80; 04-20-2012 at 06:08 PM.
    04-20-2012 05:58 PM
  23. manicottiK's Avatar
    Huh, I wasn't aware of that at all.

    Edit: Sure about that? Amazon lists it as:

    "Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go."
    I'm carrying a Titan today so I can't confirm it right now, but I recall the Focus S finding both my 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks at home. Maybe a search on XDA will yield a quick confirmation/refutation??
    04-21-2012 09:43 AM
  24. sherifone#WN's Avatar
    I can confirm that the Samsung Focus S supports 5ghz Wifi. This is a huge benefit for anyone that lives in a crowded apartment building. All the 2.4ghz networks have SO MUCH interference they rarely work correctly.

    As soon as I turned off 2.4 and switched exclusively to 5ghz, performance went through the roof and I have yet to have one outage.
    jhoff80 likes this.
    04-23-2012 03:17 PM
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