5GHz WiFi with the Omega2

In general, WiFi devices operate on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands. The WiFi radio that is built into the Omega2 family supports the 2.4 GHz band and, while it is the older band, it is more than sufficient for the vast majority of applications. However, some of our users pursuing specialized use cases have expressed interest in extending the Omega’s WiFi capabilities with 5 GHz band support.

We do our best to act on feedback from our users, and to that end, we’re pleased to be releasing an Application Note on adding 5 GHz WiFi support to the Omega2 using an external USB adapter. The App Note covers the initial driver installation and configuration, as well as how to connect to or host 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz WiFi networks with the external device.

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