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Split 2.4/5GHz Networks and Wireless Modes

I need to keep my WiFi settings in Mode 2 (Compatibility mode) to allow some weighing scales (which are only 802.11b compatible) to connect on the 2.4GHz network.

 

However as there is no seperate mode setting for the 5GHz channel his prevents me from using the 5GHz mode in 802.11ac mode - it is stuck in 802.11n mode only (300Mbps).

 

Is it technically feasible to setup a routers 5GHz mode to run 802.11ac whilst its 2.4GHz channel is 802.11b/g/n only? If so why hasn't BT done this?

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@Colin_London wrote:

I need to keep my WiFi settings in Mode 2 (Compatibility mode) to allow some weighing scales (which are only 802.11b compatible) to connect on the 2.4GHz network.

 

However as there is no seperate mode setting for the 5GHz channel his prevents me from using the 5GHz mode in 802.11ac mode - it is stuck in 802.11n mode only (300Mbps).

 

Is it technically feasible to setup a routers 5GHz mode to run 802.11ac whilst its 2.4GHz channel is 802.11b/g/n only? If so why hasn't BT done this?


I'm pretty sure that modes 2 & 3 are not compatible with 802.11ac so presumably these options only apply to the 2.4GHz channel

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@V_Meldrew wrote:

@Colin_London wrote:

I need to keep my WiFi settings in Mode 2 (Compatibility mode) to allow some weighing scales (which are only 802.11b compatible) to connect on the 2.4GHz network.

 

However as there is no seperate mode setting for the 5GHz channel his prevents me from using the 5GHz mode in 802.11ac mode - it is stuck in 802.11n mode only (300Mbps).

 

Is it technically feasible to setup a routers 5GHz mode to run 802.11ac whilst its 2.4GHz channel is 802.11b/g/n only? If so why hasn't BT done this?


I'm pretty sure that modes 2 & 3 are not compatible with 802.11ac so presumably these options only apply to the 2.4GHz channel


Yes - I know that Modes 2 & 3 disable 802.11ac. The problem is setting to Mode 2 (to provide 802.11b compatibility on 2.4GHz channel) also nobbles your 5GHz Channel to 802.11n only.

 

I don't understand the reason why the user cannot select, say, Mode 2 on 2.4GHz, and Mode 1 on 5GHz, when the two channels are set to work as seperate SSIDs.

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