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Full 5 GHz channels on Orbi AX (RBK853)?

dtay
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Full 5 GHz channels on Orbi AX (RBK853)?

I noticed my Orbi RBK853 only has 4 5 GHz channels listed: 36, 40, 44, and 48.  How do I enable the additional ones?  The Wi-Fi Analytics feature on the Orbi app is recommending channels 132, 149, or 161 to minimze intereference but I don't see those options.  Are those channels hidden and how do I enable them?  Telnet?

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schumaku
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Re: Full 5 GHz channels on Orbi AX (RBK853)?

Neither: Wireless backhaul is using the higher chanels for it's 160 MHz backhaul - fronthaul is always using the low channels only.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Full 5 GHz channels on Orbi AX (RBK853)?

The wireless backhaul is not user configurable. 


@dtay wrote:

I noticed my Orbi RBK853 only has 4 5 GHz channels listed: 36, 40, 44, and 48.  How do I enable the additional ones?  The Wi-Fi Analytics feature on the Orbi app is recommending channels 132, 149, or 161 to minimze intereference but I don't see those options.  Are those channels hidden and how do I enable them?  Telnet?


 

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dtay
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Re: Full 5 GHz channels on Orbi AX (RBK853)?


@FURRYe38 wrote:

The wireless backhaul is not user configurable. 


@dtay wrote:

I noticed my Orbi RBK853 only has 4 5 GHz channels listed: 36, 40, 44, and 48.  How do I enable the additional ones?  The Wi-Fi Analytics feature on the Orbi app is recommending channels 132, 149, or 161 to minimze intereference but I don't see those options.  Are those channels hidden and how do I enable them?  Telnet?


 


Even if i'm not using wireless backhaul?  My satellites are connected via wired.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Full 5 GHz channels on Orbi AX (RBK853)?

Yep. Can't do that. Been like that since the start. I think one reason is that they want the backhaul up and running in case the wired connection goes down or the user disconnects, so the RBS and re-establish the wireless backhaul automatically. 

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