Does 2013 Time Capsule support 5Ghz 802.11 'N' or is 5Ghz only for 'AC'?

Hi guys,

I currently have no 802.11AC devices, and 2.4ghz is congested in my area.

Can I turn off 'AC' and use 5ghz frequency for 802.11N, so that my 3rd Gen iPad, iPhone 5 etc can connect on 5ghz band?

From what I've read, it looks like 2.4ghz is N and 5Ghz is AC, can this be changed?

Thanks :)

  • Asked by fn from Pacific Pines
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    All wifi clients can use the 5ghz band for .n if it has a dual band wifi adapter which it sounds like you do.

    • Answered by Tyler D from Sudbury
  • 802.11b: 2.4 only, up to 11Mbps
    802.11a: 5 only, up to 54Mbps
    802.11g: 2.4 only, up to 54Mbps
    802.11n: both 2.4 and 5, up to 450Mbps
    802.11ac : 5 only, up to 1.3Gbps

    • Answered by Hanlin Y from Chicago