There are two main types of Steering. Access point steering involves the router participating in the decision of which access point a device connects to. Band Steering involves the router participating in the decision of which frequency a device uses to connect. There have been issues since the firmware upgrade in January which has involved issues such as random, unpredictable drop outs. Disabling steering on Whole Home sometimes fixes these issues.
You can access the settings at http://mybtdevice.home/steering.htm
Not to forget 'Legacy Steering' which is the one I disabled and for me has proved the most successful.
I decided that I would never update the firmware again on these units after installing a firmware update in March which the rendered the units inoperable. I ended up having to send them back to the supplier for replacement. The problems this caused were not inconsiderable, as not only being without the units for 2 weeks, my devices all had to be reset. I am currently on 1.02.04.
Nothing I have read in this thread encourages me to put 1.02.05, so I will stay on .04 until I change to another manufacturer, as I am gradually getting fed up with having to reset the WIFI every few weeks.
The comparative lack of complaints about .05 compared to .04 and the number of people, including myself (now 10 weeks since updating and not one problem) who are reporting improved stability would encourage me to update, especially if you intend to buy something else anyway...not sure what you’d have to lose by trying the new version...but hey, it’s your choice.
Two of my units are hard wired, the third is Wifi. I have a low tolerance threshold for firmware updates that corrupt leaving you with dead units, particularly when there is no apparent way of rolling back the update.
There is really no excuse for flaky firmware updates where the hardware and software is from the same manufacturer. If the update fails and the units are under warranty, you have rely on getting the vendor to repair or replace them over period of days if not weeks. If they are out of warranty, you can't even sell them not working.
No, I will stay on 04 and not take the risk thank you.