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RBK43 2.4GHz and 5GHz connection

cpmoen
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RBK43 2.4GHz and 5GHz connection

Is there a way to pick which band you want to connect to?  My computer was connecting to the 2.4 and now will only connect to the 5 and we haven't moved the router or computer.  Our other computer is only 7' away from my computer and connects to the 2.4.  

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ekhalil
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Re: RBK43 2.4GHz and 5GHz connection

It’s the device (the computer in your case) who decides which band to connect to, based on the relative signal level between the two band and amount of noise on the respective channels.
That said, you can set your computer to prefer one band (5 or 2.4 GHz) over the other in the network settings.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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JoeCymru
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Re: RBK43 2.4GHz and 5GHz connection

Some older computers are 2.4GHz only.

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ekhalil
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Re: RBK43 2.4GHz and 5GHz connection


@JoeCymru wrote:

Some older computers are 2.4GHz only.


Correct. So those computers would select the 2.4 GHz band from Orbi's "combined" SSID.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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FURRYe38
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Re: RBK43 2.4GHz and 5GHz connection

Depending upon wireless adatper design, support and condition, the Orbi system and adapter will negociate what frequency is best used. If your adapter had been on 2.4Ghz and now is on 5Ghz, there may have been a change in environment or configuration of the adapter which after a reboot, the Orbi and adapter may have changed to 5Ghz. This is ok. 5Ghz maybe used if condtions on 2.4Ghz have become bad or congested or mis-configured. You do get benefits from usng 5Ghz. 

 

You can test how your adapter works by settting the power levels on the Orbi router from 100% to 25% on each radio to see how your adapter works. Found under Advanced Tab/Advanced Settings/Wireless Settings. 


@cpmoen wrote:

Is there a way to pick which band you want to connect to?  My computer was connecting to the 2.4 and now will only connect to the 5 and we haven't moved the router or computer.  Our other computer is only 7' away from my computer and connects to the 2.4.  


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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