- May 2, 2006
I think what they're trying to say is the AC standard is only available at 5ghz. The dual band allows for other standards (b/g/n) to be transmit on 2.4ghz in parallel with the AC on 5ghz.A Dual-band router uses two radio bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz, which means that they transmit two simultaneous wireless signals.
AC does NOT mean the router only transmits in 5GHz. It means it does 5GHz AS WELL...
A router with the AC standard is usually backwards compatible, as it covers all the
previous standards as well: 802.11 a/b/g/n/r/k/v/ac
E.g. a Ubiquity UniFi 802.11.AC Dual-Radio Access Point.
It has Simultaneous Dual-Band which means it broadcasts and receives on both radio rates at the same time using MIMO .
My media player connects to my UniFi AP on the 2.4GHz band and my cellphone connects to it on the 5GHz band.
So how exactly am I talking bullschit?