Does My Blu-ray/HTS Player Support 5GHz?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Samsung Wireless Adapter


Samsung 2010 Blu-ray players and Blu-ray Home Theater Systems (models starting with BD-C/ HT-C) with built-in WiFi support 2.4GHz but do not support 5 GHz. The external Samsung wireless adapters (WIS09ABGN2/WIS09ABGNX) support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

The BD-C6900/7900/8000 will only support 2.4GHz, even when using the external Samsung wireless adapter.

What is the difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz?


The major differences between the two are the type of frequencies (channels) they offer and the WiFi protocols they support. The 2.4GHz ISM band offers 3 non overlapping channels while the 5GHz offers at least 20. 2.4GHz is widely used throughout the US by consumer products such as PC notebooks, PDA, Bluetooth devices, cordless phones and microwaves.

802.11b and 802.11g both operate on the 2.4GHz band while 802.11a uses 5Ghz. 802.11n on the other hand can use both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.

The type of performance obtained does not depend on higher or lower frequencies but on the type of environment. For example 802.11a runs only on the 5GHz band and supports a maximum data rate of 54 mbps which is the same as 802.11g running on the 2.4GHz band. Also, keep in mind that higher frequencies have a shorter range and do not penetrate solid objects as well as the 2.4GHz band does.

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