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Use Guest Network to steer Apple TV to 5GHz Wi-Fi

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by tallytr, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. tallytr

    tallytr Senior Member

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    I searched but couldn't find anything.
    Usually when I reboot my upstairs RT-AC86U the Apple TV (basement) connects to 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi...Asus Smart Connect rules... when I reboot the Apple TV it always connects to the much faster 5GHz band....

    Now I was thinking why don't I simple connect it to my 5Ghz Guest Wifi?
    Works great.
    Any reason why the Guest Network shouldn't be used for stationary clients?
     
  2. Hawk

    Hawk Senior Member

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    Wouldn't be easier to add Apple tv mac address in 2.4 Ghz block list, forcing it to associate with 5 Ghz. You can also use guest no harm with it.
     
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  3. tallytr

    tallytr Senior Member

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    How do add to block list? Let me check....

    I used the Wireless - Wireless MAC Filter to reject the Apple TV MAC Address on 2.4Ghz...
    That worked, thank you.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2020