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Force users to swap to 5Ghz

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:30 pm
by Black2vs2
Hey,

Probably a noob question, but is there a way to force the wireless users near the access point to swap from 2.4GHz to 5GHz?

Thanks in advance

Re: Force users to swap to 5Ghz

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:30 pm
by anuser
Lower the TX power for 2.4GHz, i.e. set higher antenne gain.

Re: Force users to swap to 5Ghz

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:31 am
by Black2vs2
Thank you, is there also a way to do it on a cap through the capsman of the routerboard?

Re: Force users to swap to 5Ghz

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:26 am
by erlinden
There is a TX Power setting in CAPsMAN.

Re: Force users to swap to 5Ghz

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:59 pm
by whatever
If you don't want clients on 2.4 GHz you could disable the 2.4 GHz radio :).
Lowering tx power is a good way to encourage the client to use the other network, but the AP cannot force the client to do anything.

Re: Force users to swap to 5Ghz

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:03 pm
by BartoszP
For CAPSMAN make access list which kicks off form 2.4GHz if signal is too low.