I was wondering which band would be better for the mobile hotspot considering we only get 5 Mbps speeds. I understand 5G is faster but has less signal range, while 2G is slower and has a wider signal range. I was curious if using 5G would be counterintuitive because we can only get 5 Mbps speeds anyways.
Have you tried running a speed test on the tethered device to see what speeds you are actually getting? If you are getting the full 5Mbps then I think going to 5G would not have any gains in this case.
When you are talking 5Ghz WIFI it is almost always better, particularly when it comes to hot spot as you are more likely to be in very close proximity to the access point/phone while in use. Make sense?