Maximizing Your Network Performance with a DFS Router
DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) is a feature that allows a wireless router to operate on certain frequencies that are typically reserved for radar systems. These frequencies are usually less crowded than other frequency bands and can provide better performance for wireless networking.
DFS is implemented in some wireless routers to ensure that they do not interfere with radar systems, which are critical for aviation, military, and weather forecasting. When a DFS-enabled router detects radar signals on a particular frequency, it will automatically switch to a different frequency to avoid interference.
In addition to avoiding interference with radar systems, DFS can also help improve the performance of a wireless network by allowing the router to operate on less crowded frequencies. This can result in faster speeds and fewer dropped connections.
DFS is typically used in the 5 GHz frequency band, which is less crowded than the 2.4 GHz frequency band. However, it is important to note that not all wireless routers support DFS, and it may not be available in all regions.
There are a few reasons why you might want to use a DFS router:
Improved performance: As mentioned earlier, DFS allows a router to operate on less crowded frequencies, which can lead to faster speeds and fewer dropped connections.
Avoiding interference: DFS helps to ensure that a wireless router does not interfere with radar systems, which are critical for aviation, military, and weather forecasting. This can be especially important in areas where there is a high density of radar systems, such as near an airport.
Utilizing underutilized frequencies: DFS allows a router to access certain frequencies that are typically reserved for radar systems, which are often underutilized. By using these frequencies, a DFS router can provide improved performance and better coverage.
Additionally, while DFS can provide improved performance and help avoid interference, it is not always necessary to use a DFS router, and other factors, such as the location and layout of the wireless network, can also impact its performance.
GL.iNet offers a range of routers that support DFS and can be used to create fast and secure wireless networks in a variety of situations. Here’s a list of GL.iNet routers that supports DFS.
- Slate AX (GL-AXT1800) - Our first Wi-Fi 6 travel router with 3 gigabit ports and TF card slot; combined Wi-Fi speed goes up to 1800Mbps
- Beryl AX (GL-MT3000) - The AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 travel router with one 2.5G WAN port and one gigabit LAN port, WireGuard speed goes up to 300Mbps
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