Choosing the Correct Network Frequency for Your Hunter SIMPLEconnect Fan
Hunter's SIMPLEconnect WIFI fans work on a 2.4 GHz network.
To ensure the best setup experience with your Hunter SIMPLEConnect WiFi-enabled fan, please follow these steps:
- If your home WIFI has 2 networks, please ensure you use the 2.4 GHz network.
- If you do have issues connecting your fan and you are not sure if you have 5 GHz on, please refer to your manufacturer’s documentation.
- Once you have verified your home network is on 2.4 GHz, please proceed with provisioning your fan.
Why 2.4 vs. 5.0?
The primary differences between 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz frequencies are the range (coverage) and bandwidth (speed) that the frequencies provide. The 2.4 GHz band provides coverage at a longer range but transmits data at slower speeds. The 5 GHz band provides less coverage but transmits data at faster speeds.
Hunter's SIMPLEconnect fans operate on the the 2.4 GHz band because the lower frequencies more easily penetrate solid objects, meaning the signal can be better carried out throughout your home.