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Poseidon

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From time to time my iPhone connected WiFi jumps from 5Ghz to the 2.4Ghz.

I have two separate SSID for both and different password for both yet it switches on it's own.

Using RTAC86U w/ Merlins FW.

Is there a way to stop this from happening?

Thanks
 
'Forget' the 2.4GHz band's SSID on the phone. ;)
 
'Forget' the 2.4GHz band's SSID on the phone. ;)

Also, there may be controls to set on the wireless client to prefer the preferred connection... likely the 5.0 band.

OE
 
From time to time my iPhone connected WiFi jumps from 5Ghz to the 2.4Ghz.

I have two separate SSID for both and different password for both yet it switches on it's own.

Stop and think about why it's jumping - likely because the 5GHz radio is at the point where 2.4GHz is a better choice.

iOS is pretty good about this kind of stuff...
 
Stop and think about why it's jumping - likely because the 5GHz radio is at the point where 2.4GHz is a better choice.

iOS is pretty good about this kind of stuff...

My iOS devices usually opt for 2.4ghz even if 5ghz is strong.

@Poseidon Instead of forgetting the 2.4 network i found it better to just disable auto-join for the 2.4 network and enable auto join only for the 5ghz network. The auto join option is just beneath forget network. Your iPhone will stick to using 5ghz.
 

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