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Is there any way I can set or force the mesh node to use the 5GHz-1 band for backhaul (alongside other devices using it)?

I'm planning on disabling the 5GHz-2 backhaul band and don't want nodes connecting through 2.4GHz by default.
 
Is there any way I can set or force the mesh node to use the 5GHz-1 band for backhaul (alongside other devices using it)?

I'm planning on disabling the 5GHz-2 backhaul band and don't want nodes connecting through 2.4GHz by default.

I believe the 5-2 band is intended for a dedicated 4-stream wireless backhaul; the other bands are 2-stream and shared with client traffic. I would leave the backhaul on 5-2 for best performance/experience... or wire it.

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I agree with @Tech9 -- it's really hard to imagine why this would be a good idea, unless maybe you are in a regulatory domain where you legally can't use the high-band radio. (If so, I'm afraid You Bought The Wrong Gear. That's an expensive radio to not be using.)

But to answer the question: I've seen no indication that the XT8s can be configured to do backhaul on the 5GHz-1 radio. It seems unlikely that ASUS would care to spend effort on testing/maintaining such a configuration, given what a blatant misuse of the available hardware resources it'd be.
 
Is there any way I can set or force the mesh node to use the 5GHz-1 band for backhaul (alongside other devices using it)?

I'm planning on disabling the 5GHz-2 backhaul band and don't want nodes connecting through 2.4GHz by default.

You can disable 5GHz-1 and use 5GHz-2 as backhaul while at the same time letting also devices use this band for normal operation, like I do.
 

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