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Option to Disable 5 GHz U-NII-3 Channels in Auto Mode

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by aharderharmony, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. aharderharmony

    aharderharmony New Around Here

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    Hi,

    First, thank you for all your work on this firmware.

    I have a RT-A87U / R and apple devices, in an apartment with many neighbors. I would love to use auto control channel setting on the 5 GHz band but Apple devices, especially my iMac, do not play nicely with U-NII-3 band channels (frequent disconnects). Instead I manually pick the least used U-NII-1 band channel but since my neighbors are all using auto channel selection I have to change it often. If there were a way to disable U-NII-3 band channels in Asuswrt, I would be able to use both auto and only U-NII-1 channels.

    Would this be a feature that could be added to a future version? Surely I am not the only Asuswrt-Merlin user with Apple devices that has experienced unstable connections on U-NII-3. I hope this could help other users as well.
     
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    Wifi code is closed source, and outside of my control.
     
  3. aharderharmony

    aharderharmony New Around Here

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    Ah, bummer. Well thank you for the response!
     

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