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I have a device that only works at 2.4 ghz but to control it I need to use my cell phone which is connected at 5!

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jnelsoninjax    13,825

My question is how can I get my cellphone to connect to the 2.4 instead of the 5? The router is dual band, and I have scanned the area with a WiFi scanner and it shows the connection at 2.4 as well as the 5.

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neufuse    4,274

Not sure why this is an issue? are both devices connecting to the same access point or is this an ad-hoc network? if so it shouldn't matter... only Ad-hoc connections to each other would be a problem

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jnelsoninjax    13,825
13 minutes ago, neufuse said:

Not sure why this is an issue? are both devices connecting to the same access point? if so it shouldn't matter... only Ad-hoc connections to each other would be a problem

Not sure either, but the I can not setup the camera because it can only use the 2.4:

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So I fixed it by turning off channel selection from the router (where it automatically chooses based on the device) and now the 2.4 shows up and I was able to connect to it

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+warwagon    13,751

I've had picky iot devices like that before too. It is possible in the router to split the 2.4 and 5 that sometimes makes those stupid devices happy. In my case I just created guest network that is 2.4 only. That satisfied them.

 

Glad you got it working

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xendrome    5,583

Different SSID's for 5ghz vs 2.4ghz maybe?

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jnelsoninjax    13,825
4 hours ago, warwagon said:

I've had picky iot devices like that before too. It is possible in the router to split the 2.4 and 5 that sometimes makes those stupid devices happy. In my case I just created guest network that is 2.4 only. That satisfied them.

 

Glad you got it working

Not sure exactly what the issue was, but it's working for now... :D

3 hours ago, xendrome said:

Different SSID's for 5ghz vs 2.4ghz maybe?

Now we have 3 SSID's that shows 2.4, + 5, , and one that shows just 2.4

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