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Can I force a particular device to connect only to 5Ghz on RT-AX88U

Discussion in 'ASUS AX Routers & Adapters' started by NeoXx, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. NeoXx

    NeoXx New Around Here

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    I have an Asus RT-AX88U with the Merlin firmware.
    My LG TV usually connects to 2.4Ghz and then it has bandwidth issues when streaming
    locally stored 4K movies.

    Is there a way to force this particular device to use only the 5Ghz band? I use a single SSID for both bands
    as 'Smart Connect' is enabled in the settings.


    Thanks
     
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    If it doesn't have a setting to choose a preferred band, no.
     
  3. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    I don't know whether it would work with Smart Connect but you could try creating a Wireless MAC Filter for 2.4GHz. Set it to "Reject" mode and specify the MAC address of the TV.
     
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  4. NeoXx

    NeoXx New Around Here

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    Worked perfectly! Thank you