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Ezb Ver 4/2 &Amp; 5G

Can the EZB V4/2 connect to a 5G network?

I've been running the four EZBs that are running my robot on 2.4G for a long time now. Sometimes when there's lots going on with my home 2.4G network I get some lag. Most noticeable when I'm using voice recognition and the Bing VR API to control my robot and possible other stuff going around the house. I was thinking about switching over to the 5G band on my dual band router. From what I've read I understand that 5G is faster and less cluttered. However it's not as strong a signal? I'd need to transmit the wifi signal through fiberglass and acrylic where the EZB's reside.

Would I be wasting my time by switching if it is possible? I have lots of data being transmitted to my robot when he really gets rocking along with lots of other demands on my home network. I was hoping to give my robot's wifi signal a less cluttered and stronger signal for all that data to flow. I've already placed my home network's router on a cleaner channel less cluttered channel.

Any suggestions are as usual welcomed. ;)


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Can the EZB V4/2 connect to a 5G network?

MXChip (EZB V4/2) wifi specifications: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (single stream) WEP, WPA/WPA2 PSK/Enterprise 16.5dBm@11b,14.5dBm@11g 13.5dBm@11n Receiver Sensitivity: -87 dBm Station, Soft AP and Wi-Fi direct

5g vs 2.4g :


The primary differences between the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies are range and bandwidth. 5GHz provides faster data rates at a shorter distance, whereas 2.4GHz offers coverage for farther distances, but may perform at slower speeds.

My experience: 2.4g: farther distances, and walls/doors in between, slower speed, more prone to network noise and network saturation.

5g: Best data rate, less interference, but short distance, 2/3 rooms.

If you wave multiple controllers my suggestion is:

  1. add a mini PC
  2. connect the EZBs via USB cable
  3. external wifi antenna: 3.1) add wifi card w/external ant. to a mini PC
    or 3.2) add wifi router w/external ant. and use Ethernet connection between wifi router and the mini PC.

2.4 is the way to go, 5g is nice if you are close and in the same room or 1 room a way but it has a significant drop off. 2.4 has plenty of bandwidth, if you have a decent router 40-60 mbps is average for 2.4.


what router are you using Dave?


Thanks for the info guys. This really helps.

I'm connecting to an Engenius EAP600 access point. It's hard wired with an ethernet cable to the Modem/Router that Xfinity gave me when I joined their caball. Not really sure what it actually is but it looks a lot like a Netgear C7100V Nighthawk DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem and Router that I found on the internet when trying to find out what this thing actually is.


sounds like whatever the cable company gave you is choking at times, maybe you should get your own router too hook up to that access point.


The current one I'm using from Xfinity is connected by a round coax cable. Do I need a Modem/ router like the one Xfinity gave me or can I use a regular router? I have a nice RT-AC66U Dual Band 3x3 802.11AC Gigabit Router but there's no way to hook up the coax cable.

I'm a little out of my element with this stuff. I'm not sure if I can take the signal provided by Xinfity and feed it into a router without a modem.

Edit: OK, Google is my friend. I found lots of good advice that answers my questions and gives instructions on setting up a second router. Yes I need a Cable modem.