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Re: Phone Wifi Switches ghz w/R7000

timstack
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Phone Wifi Switches ghz w/R7000

I'm using 2 separate names for 2.4ghz & 5ghz. When I leave the house my galaxy s8+ is using the 5ghz band but when I return it's using 2.4ghz band with my R7000. Can someone tell me why? Using. 88 version. Thanks
Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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plemans
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Re: Phone Wifi Switches ghz w/R7000

You've saved both names to  your phone.

2.4ghz broadcasts further than 5ghz. So its the first signal it picks up. 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
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timstack
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Re: Phone Wifi Switches ghz w/R7000

Can I make.my phone only use the 5ghz wifi? Or is there a setting in R7000?
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plemans
Guru

Re: Phone Wifi Switches ghz w/R7000

Some android devices have the option to prefer 5ghz signals. Or you can just go in and forget the ssid for the 2.4ghz network. 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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Re: Phone Wifi Switches ghz w/R7000


@timstack wrote:
Can I make.my phone only use the 5ghz wifi?

It is usually your phone that decides which wifi source to use.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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