I need help with optimal 5Ghz Smart Connect Rules for RT AC5300

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jusjohn55

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As the title says, I am trying to optimize this router. Anyone have good settings for the 5Ghz smart connect Smart Connect Rules?

Also, when I tried screwing in the 8 antenna, I tried to bend the antenna to point up but they were extremely difficult to bend. I fear that that pressure caused the connectors where the antenna screw onto to break. Is this the case? Did that pressure cause inconsistency issues? On top of that, why are some of the antenna tight when moving while some were extremely smooth to move/looser? Do the looser ones have issues?

Here is a screen shot of my current Smart Connect Rules.
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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Best optimization doesn't use smart connect. ;)
 

OzarkEdge

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OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
Also, did that pressure from me trying to bend the antennas back into place break the connectors or damage them?

Sounds like it. Antennas are not meant to be bent... positioned, but not bent.

OE
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
No, the antennas on this model bend up. Cause of the elbow piece they have

You'll have to decide whether you bent them beyond what they are designed to do.

OE
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
@jusjohn55 the best setups I've seen are where everything 'auto' isn't. Manually setting everything always gives a more stable and robust network.

Edit: the only 'Auto' I use (always) is the Wireless Mode. Anything else used there is making the router use/give less than it is designed for.
 

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