Will one old device make slower whole network ?

Will one old device make slower whole network ?
Will one old device make slower whole network ?
2020-09-21 11:26:43 - last edited 2020-11-07 15:37:29
Model: Deco M5
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Hi there,

I our house we use 9 Deco M5 overall.

All our devices support Wi-fi 5 (AC), but there is only 1 old device, that works on Wi-Fi 4 (N).

If this old device connects to our network, does it mean, that whole network will be slowed down in order to keep up with Wi-Fi 4 device ? 

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2020-11-06 19:23:31 - last edited 2020-11-07 15:37:29

@Boriy 

 

No,

 

The router supports b/g/n for 2.4 GHz, and ac/n/a for 5 GHz. 

 

If your laptop connects and it supports AC it will connect using AC. If you have another wireless device that only supports N it will connect using N, while the laptop is unaffected still connected using AC. So every wireless device does not care what other devices are using. 

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Re:Will one old device make slower whole network ?
2020-09-22 14:43:06

@Boriy 

 

No, it wil not affect your other devices. What will happen is that the older device will talk to the Decos at the speed the old device supports. 

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Re:Will one old device make slower whole network ?
2020-11-04 08:04:32

@Tony 

Hi,

So it is safe to say, that 

Wi-FI 4 will get their speed
WI-fi 5 will get their speed ?

I thought, Wi-Fi get work only in 1 mode at the same time.

In other words, if router supports both N/AC modes 
and wi-fi 4 device connects to this router, router will operate in N mode, everyone will be using N mode. 

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2020-11-06 19:23:31 - last edited 2020-11-07 15:37:29

@Boriy 

 

No,

 

The router supports b/g/n for 2.4 GHz, and ac/n/a for 5 GHz. 

 

If your laptop connects and it supports AC it will connect using AC. If you have another wireless device that only supports N it will connect using N, while the laptop is unaffected still connected using AC. So every wireless device does not care what other devices are using. 

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Re:Will one old device make slower whole network ?
2020-11-07 15:38:02

@Tony 

Awesome, 

Thanks for clear explanation.

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