AiMesh and Smart Connect

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sleeps1007

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If I were to disable 2.4Ghz on my main router will it disable the same band on my AiMesh router? If so, is it better if I disable smart connect so that I can specificfy what device I want connected to?
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
If I were to disable 2.4Ghz on my main router will it disable the same band on my AiMesh router? If so, is it better if I disable smart connect so that I can specificfy what device I want connected to?

Try it and find out. Can't be sure what model and firmware will do what these days.

Smart Connect helps a client connect to the better band/signal of a given node when using same SSIDs. If you disable it and define different SSIDs per band, you then connect your client to the preferred SSID/band manually.

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sleeps1007

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I have an AX88U and AC5300. The AX88U is my main router and they both have the latest merlin firmware.

I'll definitely give it a shot.
 

brummygit

Very Senior Member
My experience is that you can independently enable or disable the WIFI radios on your main router in professional WIFI settings, and the AiMesh nodes using the node management features.

As @OzarkEdge says, Smart Connect is to steer your clients between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. Even with this turned off AiMesh will move your clients between different routers/nodes. Use the binding feature in the AiMesh settings to make your devices use a specific router/node.
 

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