Most newer residential Wi-Fi network routers are capable of broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal in both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz wireless bands. 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz communication bands have different signal strength and bandwidth capabilities. The high bandwidth, short broadcast range of the 5 GHz band is not ideal for the long distance, low-bandwidth requirements of Mobile Link devices.
A 5.0 GHz network uses a wavelength that provides a very high bandwidth capability, but this comes at the expense of range and signal penetration. As a result, the connection has the potential to handle a large amount of information very quickly, but it also means that the signal cannot reach very far and will be inhibited by walls and other obstructions.
A 2.4 GHz network has the opposite capabilities. While the speed of the connection is marginally slower, it has a much farther range and is less inhibited by walls or other obstructions. This makes 2.4 GHz ideal for the low data rate and long communication distance required by Mobile Link devices installed outside of a home.
As a result, only 2.4 GHz network communication is supported by Mobile Link Wi-Fi generators. This ensures the most successful connection and communication of the device.