02-03-2017 11:47 AM - edited 02-03-2017 11:47 AM
I honestly thought the Velop did this by default but investigating further, it apparently doesnt.
The 2.4 or 5Ghz radio the client connects to is not related to the client capabilities (i.e. the AP doesn't probe) which means although some clients could be better served connecting to a lower power 5Ghz signal, they end up on a 2.Ghz radio.
Please enable band steering so we can force 5Ghz enabled devices onto the 5Ghz band.
02-05-2017 10:45 AM
+1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 on this, my Samsung SGS6 and SGS7 phone's are constantly going to 2.4 and stay there nearly forever when I'm in the vacinity of the 2nd node, never more than 22 feet away from it. Really annoying that I have to deal with 1/8th of the bandwidth nearly all the time
02-09-2017 04:22 PM
02-10-2017 06:06 AM
02-10-2017 06:19 AM
02-10-2017 09:03 AM
Didn't Tim over on SNB imply there is some 'active load balancing' going on by the Velop?
I'm pretty sure that only applies when the connection is being established... if you're trying to connect and the system sees that the node nearest to you is super-busy, it'll steer you to another if possible, but I don't think if you are already connected to a node that suddenly becomes busy that it will (or can) shift you over to another.
02-10-2017 09:33 AM
I would agree - except so of the activities I'm seeing (with some 'sticky' clients) such as Nest Cam etc seem to indicate that there's something more programatic going on. I can't believe that the camera can't connect to any of the available nodes , running different 2.4 and 5Ghz channels for a 10-15 min period, so as I mentioned in the other thread it might be a combination of the 802.11/k/r kicking in and trying to recommend the node goes somewhere else - and the client refusing.
I'll go and re-read Tim's notes again ;-)
09-04-2017 09:57 AM - edited 09-04-2017 09:58 AM
Agreed, this is exactly what happens in my case as well. I ended up creating 2 SSIDs (one for 2.4 and the other for 5) and manually configuring my clients. That can be done via the web interface (http://www.linksyssmartwifi.com) but not the mobile app. Just make sure your firmware is current.
It would be nice if we could set a band preference for each device and just use the 1 SSID.