Below is a list of commonly used terms when setting up your Bond Bridge and Bond Bridge Pro and for programming your devices to them.
Remote Programming Terms:
Bluetooth: A wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances using short-wavelength radio waves. It's commonly used for connecting peripherals like headphones, keyboards, or transferring data between devices.
FCCID (Federal Communications Commission Identifier): A unique identifier assigned to a device registered with the FCC in the United States. It's used to identify the specific make and model of wireless communication devices. (You can go to the FCCID lookup and enter the FCCID of a remote to check its information.)
IR (Infrared): IR technology is used for wireless communication over short distances. Common applications include remote controls for TVs and other electronics, where IR signals are used to control functions.
One-click: This term typically refers to a user interface design that allows a user to perform an action or initiate a process with a single click of a mouse or tap on a touchscreen.
Remote Raw Recording/Manual Programming: This refers to the process of setting up or configuring a device by entering the frequency of the device's remote in the Bond Home application during remote programming and then recording the button of the remote control to the Bond Bridge or Bond Bridge Pro one by one.
RF (Radio Frequency): Refers to electromagnetic wave frequencies within the range of about 20 kHz to 300 GHz. This spectrum is used in various forms of wireless communication, including radio, TV, and mobile phones.
Ethernet: A common method of networking computers in a LAN. It's a technology that enables devices to communicate with each other by transmitting data over cables.
POE (Power Over Ethernet): A system that allows electrical power to be transmitted over Ethernet cabling along with data. This is useful for powering devices like security cameras or Wi-Fi access points without needing separate power supplies. (If your ethernet port does not have PoE, you would need to have a power adapter connected to provide power.)
Network: In computing, a network is a collection of interconnected devices that can exchange data. These can range from small local area networks (LANs) to vast global wide area networks (WANs), like the Internet.
Difference Between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Networks:
The difference between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks primarily lies in their respective performance characteristics, which are a result of their different frequency bands. Both are used in Wi-Fi networking, but they have distinct advantages and disadvantages:
1. Frequency Range:
- 2.4 GHz Network: Operates on a lower frequency band. This band is more crowded as it's used by many devices, including microwaves, Bluetooth devices, and other Wi-Fi networks.
- 5 GHz Network: Operates on a higher frequency band. This band is typically less crowded, offering less interference from other devices.
- 2.4 GHz: Generally offers slower data speeds compared to 5 GHz. However, the speed is adequate for basic internet browsing and email.
- 5 GHz: Offers faster data speeds, which is beneficial for bandwidth-intensive activities like streaming high-definition video, gaming, and large file transfers.
3. Range and Signal Penetration:
- 2.4 GHz: Provides a broader range and better signal penetration through walls and other solid objects. This makes it more suitable for covering larger areas and for devices that are farther away from the router.
- 5 GHz: Has a shorter range and is less effective at penetrating solid objects. This means it's generally better for smaller spaces without many physical obstructions.
- 2.4 GHz: More susceptible to interference from other household devices and overlapping Wi-Fi networks, which can affect the network's stability and performance.
- 5 GHz: Less prone to interference, leading to a more stable connection, especially in areas with many overlapping Wi-Fi networks.
- 2.4 GHz: More universally compatible with a wide range of devices, including older ones.
- 5 GHz: Compatible with newer devices. Some older devices might not support the 5 GHz band.
In summary, the choice between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks depends on the specific needs and environment. 2.4 GHz is generally better for longer range and compatibility with a wide range of devices, albeit with potentially slower speeds and more interference. In contrast, 5 GHz offers faster speeds and less interference but has a shorter range and requires devices that support this frequency band.