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Can only choose between 4 channels in 5GHz

 

I have RBR50 and RBS50 (not proposed in  model)

Only 4 channelsare available in 5GHz Wifi

I'm running in firmware V2.0.0.76

 

Kindly fit it

 

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Retired_Member
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Re: Can only choose between 4 channels in 5GHz

Orbi does not allow you to use DFS channels.

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abc_pop
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Re: Can only choose between 4 channels in 5GHz

Very disappointing ! For a wifi product !

 

Could you please explain why Netgear restrict 5GHz to only 4 channels for Orbi

Specially the most used channels

 

Thanks in advance

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djv323
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Re: Can only choose between 4 channels in 5GHz

Netgear, please answwer. Why only the 4 most used channels for 5ghz??

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RASHID007
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Re: Can only choose between 4 channels in 5GHz

Because the other 5Ghz channels are used for the wireless backhaul so you can't use them for your wifi as they'd conflict.  The strong dedictated wireless backhaul is one of the main features of the Orbi and reason it performs faster than other mesh systems. 

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abc_pop
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Re: Can only choose between 4 channels in 5GHz

Thank you Rashid for this clarification.

 

There are many many channels in 5GHZ available. I'm sure Netgear can block some of them for the wireless backhaul and increase the channels for the user s Wifi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels#5_GHz_(802.11a/h/j/n/ac)

 

Many thank to adjust this in the next firmware release

 

 

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ryanovelo
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Re: Can only choose between 4 channels in 5GHz

I 100% agree. This is ridiculous and severely limits the performance of the product. There are many channels available for the backhaul. Limiting us to 4 freaking channels is stupid. Please fix this Netgear. 

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