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2.4 GHz vs. 5 GHz WiFi networks

Rain Bird WiFi controllers only connect to 2.4 GHz WiFi Networks.

Rain Bird WiFi controllers are often installed outdoors, or other locations away from the indoor WiFi Router, so 2.4 GHz is the best WiFi network for this purpose.

2.4 GHz WiFi networks travel farther than 5 GHz. Though 2.4 GHz networks transmit data slower, they are very useful for internet connected devices that are not using large amounts of data.

The industry standard for the majority of WiFi router manufacturers is to have 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. The suffix of the WiFi network name should indicate whether it is 2.4 or 5 GHz.

In the event that a 2.4 GHz network is not available from your list of networks, please refer to your router manual or IT specialist for further information.

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