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Are there smart home devices which use 5GHz wireless

Discussion in 'General Smart Home Discussion' started by coxhaus, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. coxhaus

    coxhaus Part of the Furniture

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    Are there any 5 GHz wireless smart home devices out there? I don't run 2.4 GHz wireless any more. My wife bought a device to turn off lights but it was only 2.4 GHz so it would not work with my wireless.
     
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  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    None that I know of.
     
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    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

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    thats terrible, considering the interference that can cause connection issues if said smart device is a door bell, a lock, a wireless camera system, a motion sensor and so on.
     
  5. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    What's worse, no connection due to interference or short range?
    These are not performance driven products and low cost is key.
     
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    before wireless became commonplace at homes, these devices would be wired.
     
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