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Did You Know
To get the most out of your Internet, connect your WiFi enabled devices to the 5GHz WiFi network provided by your modem. If you have our XB6 advanced Wi-Fi modem you, can setup your network to broadcast only one WiFi network name and the modem will take care of the rest.
Some advanced WiFi modems broadcast two distinct WiFi networks: a 2.4GHz and a 5GHz network. These networks have the same name (SSID) with the 5GHz network followed by "-5G". For example:
Our XB6 advanced WiFi modem can determine which WiFi network is best for your device, and will automatically connect you to that network. In this case, only a single SSID is available for you to choose. The modem will do the work, and will use 5GHz whenever it's available.
WiFi networks can be affected easily by the environment in your home, and this may result in lower speeds or intermittent connections. Interference in your home can be caused by a variety of sources, including:
Related: WiFi Interference
Shaw’s enhanced download speeds are as much as 4x faster than other broadly available competitor plans in Western Canada. With these plans, we’ve unleashed the capability of achieving maximum speed on multiple devices simultaneously. However, a device may only achieve a portion of the maximum speed of your Shaw Internet plan. This is because we are now offering broadband speeds that are higher than many individual devices can achieve.
Here are some examples of device capabilities with today’s popular devices:
In addition to device capabilities, there are other factors that can interfere with your signal, including: