Imagine a single lane highway that carries all the traffic both in to, and out of, a town. If it’s a fair-sized town, that road could get congested at times, and vehicles travelling on it can interfere with each other. Now imagine if that same road was widened into two lanes. Congestion would be halved, and it would be able to carry twice as much traffic. You can think of WiFi like this, with 2.4 GHz being one lane and 5 GHz being another. Each ‘lane’ has its advantages, with 2.4 GHz punching through walls and other obstacles, extending reach, and 5G Hz providing much higher speeds, or for sake of our analogy, acting as a fast lane. Your older WiFi connected devices may only operate on the 2.4 GHz band, but most newer ones can operate on both. However, in most cases, the device chooses the band. For example, your brand-new phone might stay on the 2.4 GHz band because it connected to your router while you were in your driveway, even though it may see better performance on the 5 GHz band once you’re inside. Silo’s router doesn’t leave this choice up to your device. Our system monitors wireless metrics, and will steer your devices to the wireless band that will provide the best performance at that time, so that you don’t have to worry about changing it manually.