How to know which WiFi band you’re connecting to

When browsing the Internet wirelessly, we can do it both through the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. It is important to choose well which one to use, since that can be decisive in achieving greater speed and stability. . In this article we are going to explain how you can easily know which Wi-Fi band you are connected to. This way you will know if it is convenient for you to change to another one to have a better connection.

How to see the connected Wi-Fi band

know which WiFi band you're connecting to

We can say that the 2.4 GHz band is ideal for connecting further from the router. Of course, we must bear in mind that it is less fast, although it will be more stable. It should also be mentioned that it is the one that can have the most interference, especially if we use a channel that is very saturated because it is used more.

On the other hand, the 5 GHz band is the best to have the maximum speed. The problem is that it has less range, so it is only useful if we connect near the access point. Otherwise, if we are going to connect further from the router, we may have stability problems and continuous cuts may appear.

Windows settings

The most effective way to find out which Wi-Fi band you are connected to in Windows is to go to Windows Settings. To do this, simply click on the Wi-Fi icon that appears in the bottom right, next to the clock. You have to give the wireless networks that appear and click on the information icon that appears next to the network to which you are connected. This will automatically take you to settings.

You can also do the same thing by going to Start, going to Settings, Network and Internet, Wi-Fi, and tapping Network properties . It will take you to the information that corresponds to that wireless network to which you have connected and you will be able to see data among which is the band you are using.

Once you are there, you will be in front of a new window with information such as the network name, the protocol it uses, the type of encryption or, what interests us in our case, the network band to which it is connected. You will simply see 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. With that you will know which one you are connected to at that moment.

Ver banda del Wi-Fi en Windows

Look at the network name

Although in this case it will not tell you with complete certainty which Wi-Fi band you are connected to, it can be useful in certain cases. Sometimes wireless networks are named 2.4G or 5G and that indicates the band. Also things like “Plus” and the like, to differentiate from one band to another.

However, this is something that you can only take into account sometimes. Just go to the Wi-Fi icon that appears at the bottom right in Windows and hover your mouse over it. There it will indicate the name of the network to which you have connected and you will be able to see if it has something in the name that indicates what band it uses.

In short, as you can see, it is very easy to know which Wi-Fi band you are connected to in Windows. You just have to follow the steps that we have explained. The best thing is that you go to Settings and you can see it within the network information. This way you will always know which one you are connected to and whether or not it is convenient to change it to prevent the Wi-Fi from being disconnected.