Hi, I have a Canon PIXMA wireless printer (MFD) that worked fine until we switched to NBN.
Canon advises their printer is incompatible with 5Ghz output and can only manage 2.4Ghz. This is very frustrating.
Internet will work on both bands - 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. Lower frequency (2.4Ghz) means longer Wi-Fi range while high-frequency 5Ghz means short Wi-Fi range.
Apparently, you can connect some devices on 2.4Ghz and some on 5Ghz but since my printer is only compatible with 2.4Ghz I’d need to make sure the device I am printing from is also connected to the same band - 2.4Ghz to print it wirelessly.
I am with Optus for my NBN, FTC.
I’d rather have a printer compatible with 5Ghz - has Choice reviewed any? Or does someone know (fora dummy like me) how to set up soI can switch between the 2 frequencies?