XT8 using 2.4ghz as backhaul even though worse than 5ghz

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carbocation

New Around Here
I've just picked up a pair of XT8s and have updated them to the latest firmware (3.0.0.4.386_25790). I was surprised to find that my devices were using the 2.4GHz band as the backhaul - with a 1/3 bar connection. I rebooted and they were once again connected with a 3/3 bar connection on the 5GHz-2 dedicated backhaul line. I then rebooted the routers again, and they were once again connected with a poor 1/3 bar 2.4GHz backhaul connection.

Is there a way to force these devices not to use 2.4GHz as backhaul? If not, are there settings I can tweak to reduce the likelihood they will revert to 2.4GHz as the backhaul?
 

KingBravery

Regular Contributor
Maybe your distance between both router and nodes too far
 

carbocation

New Around Here
They’re about 15 feet apart. But what I don’t understand is why 2.4ghz is chosen when the dedicated 5ghz has - by the device’s own metrics - a better connection.
 

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