Many routers send out WiFi signals two different frequencies, 2.4GHz or 5GHz. Some routers broadcast on both. This gives you the option to choose the one that is best for you.
Here are the differences:
|Coverage||Covers a larger area and has more range than 5G||Covers a smaller area in the home and has less range than 2.4G|
|Interference||More susceptible to interference from microwaves, cordless phones, baby monitors, and neighbors’ WiFi.||Less susceptible to interference than 2.4G. Ideal for apartments with interference from neighbors’ WiFi.|
|Type of usage||Email, Instant messaging, web browsing||Streaming video, video games|
The Nintendo Switch can connect to both frequencies. If you are within the recommended 10 ft (3 meters) of the router, the 5GHz option is to prefer.
Use the 5GHz option when possible.