XR500 DFS Network Channels


XR500 DFS Network Channels

Good Afternoon, I ran a WiFi Analyzer and it recommends that I change my 5.0GHz wireless network to a DFS channel. I know very little about these types of channels but understand there are certain rules to them. I game a lot on my computer so I want to know if there is any negative impact to switching to one of these DFS channels. Is there risk to being disconnected randomly, or anything else? Thank you for your time. 

Model: XR500|Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Re: XR500 DFS Network Channels

I've never had issues but I'm not a hardcore gamer, more of a casual gamer.

the wifi should switch off the dfs channels as needed but again, I've never noticed the switch. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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Re: XR500 DFS Network Channels

Some older wifi devices may not work with DFS channels are used. 

36-48 and 149-165 are best to use. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router R7960P (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | XR1000 (Router Mode) and RBK853 AP Mode  | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

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Re: XR500 DFS Network Channels

There is a risk that you could be disconnected from the channel if radar is detected on that channel while it switches to another. If this happens when you're gaming then you could be kicked from the game.
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