Coverage: Splitting Your WiFi Frequencies (5GHz and 2.4Ghz)

As you may know, mesh Wi-Fi networks combine both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies into a single network.


The two big differences between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies are speed and range. A wireless transmission at 2.4 GHz provides internet to a larger area but sacrifices speed, while 5 GHz provides faster speeds to a smaller area.




We are happy to provide a step-by-step guide to assist you to split your Wi-Fi frequencies which are likely to improve your network coverage.


Step 1: 

Launch a web browser and enter “” in the Address bar.

Select the Continue to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi link. 




Enter your admin password in the field. The password will be on the underside of your router (as pictured below). 




For 75Mbps/SUPERFAST users who have the Linksys Dualband Router (Model WHW01) please see the correct position of your router password below:



Then, click Sign In.

You will be taken to the primary router’s dashboard.

(For instructions on how to recover your admin password, please see ‘How to login to the Linksys App with Admin Password Recovery)’ in our Linksys FAQ.)


Step 2:

Under Router Settings, click Wi-Fi Settings.



Step 3:

Under Wi-Fi Settings, click Show more

Enter and select your preferred settings for each band.


Step 4:

Once you are satisfied with your settings, click the Apply button.


Step 5:

When the Using different Wi-Fi names pop-up window appears, click Use different names.



Step 6:

When the You're updating Wi-Fi settings pop-up window appears, click Yes.



Step 7:

Click Ok.




Your Velop system will restart. All wireless devices will be temporarily disconnected from the internet. When your Velop system is ready, you can reconnect your devices to the node with the new Wi-Fi settings.

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