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How 2 switch device from 2.4g to 5g on Orbi rbr50

 
Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: How 2 switch device from 2.4g to 5g on Orbi rbr50

"Lag" is a very frustrating situation with internet gaming.  It might be worthwhile to learn the connection rate of this PC to the Orbi. The PC network connections may show it. The Orbi "app" defiinitely shows what they call the "Link Rate" for each device.

 

Of course, a wired connection with an ethernet cable will produce the fastest connection to the Orbi. Between the Orbi and the game host is sort of out of anyone's control.

I love my Orbi.

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Re: How 2 switch device from 2.4g to 5g on Orbi rbr50

In Wifi, it’s always the device and not the access point / router who decide which band to use. The device will always choose the best band based on set thresholds in the device.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Re: How 2 switch device from 2.4g to 5g on Orbi rbr50


@ekhalil wrote:
In Wifi, it’s always the device and not the access point / router who decide which band to use. The device will always choose the best band based on set thresholds in the device.

Surely there is some reason for the question?

I love my Orbi.
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Re: How 2 switch device from 2.4g to 5g on Orbi rbr50

Yes there is a reason 4 the ? My son has a pc & plays games. He was complaining he was lagging. I checked the WiFi & his pc was on the 2.4 ghz so I wanted 2 change 2 5g
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Re: How 2 switch device from 2.4g to 5g on Orbi rbr50

"Lag" is a very frustrating situation with internet gaming.  It might be worthwhile to learn the connection rate of this PC to the Orbi. The PC network connections may show it. The Orbi "app" defiinitely shows what they call the "Link Rate" for each device.

 

Of course, a wired connection with an ethernet cable will produce the fastest connection to the Orbi. Between the Orbi and the game host is sort of out of anyone's control.

I love my Orbi.

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Re: How 2 switch device from 2.4g to 5g on Orbi rbr50

Thank you so much 4 information. Didn’t want that long chord of the Ethernet running along the border of the house. We will have 2 figure something out. Thx again.
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Re: How 2 switch device from 2.4g to 5g on Orbi rbr50

You can try turning down the power on the 2.4Ghz radio from 100% to 50% to see if his device will connect to the 5Ghz radio. Under Advanced Tab/Advanced Settings/Wireless Settings


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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The "lag" may have nothing to do with the wifi band. It may be because the device is too far from the wifi source and is struggling to communicate even at 2.4 GHz.

 

Switching to 5 GHz could actually make matters worse. 5 GHz is faster but has shorter range.

 

A better answer might be to invest in Powerline Ethernet which creates a wired link between the router and other devices.

 

Just another user.

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