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Re: How to turn off the 2.4GHz channel on the Orbi RBR50?

icalks
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How to turn off the 2.4GHz channel on the Orbi RBR50?

In advanced settings I tried setting the 2.4GHz channel from "auto" to 1, CTS/RTS to 1, Preamble to "short" and Transmit Power to 25%. Also disabled SSID broadcast, disabled 20/40 coexistence, and disabled WMM. And yet this still doesn't turn off the 2.4GHz channel because 2.4 devices are still connecting.
Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Prodigy
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Re: How to turn off the 2.4GHz channel on the Orbi RBR50?

@icalks, here is the how to link.

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icalks
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Re: How to turn off the 2.4GHz channel on the Orbi RBR50?

Thanks for the link, however, that process is unecessarily complicated. Disabling the 2.4GHz or 5GHz channel should be as easy as going into wifi settings and checking/unchecking a box. This seems like an interface shortcoming that Netgear/Orbi should address with an update.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: How to turn off the 2.4GHz channel on the Orbi RBR50?

You can disable the WiFi SSID broadcast only. Disabling of either radio is not officially supported by any other means. This is not a bug.

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Re: How to turn off the 2.4GHz channel on the Orbi RBR50?


@icalks wrote:

Thanks for the link, however, that process is unecessarily complicated. Disabling the 2.4GHz or 5GHz channel should be as easy as going into wifi settings and checking/unchecking a box. This seems like an interface shortcoming that Netgear/Orbi should address with an update.


Yeah, it's also possible that NG disables/disallows this ability on purpose b/c 2.4Ghz could be required for Orbi/Satellites to function properly.  If you're fearless and still want to forcefully disable 2.4Ghz radio on the Orbi via telnet, go ahead and try it.  If your Orbi starts showing "Config Sync" and "Waiting for connection", it's probably trying to tell you to reconsider.  Smiley Happy

 

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