Switch back to 2 networks (2.4 - 5G)

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Switch back to 2 networks (2.4 - 5G)

Hi,

 

Fido switched that I can see only one WI FI and depending on the speed at switched my devices from the 2.4G to the 5G network, but I don't like this. I need to connect specific devices to the 2.4G network and others to 5G so I would like to have back 2 wifi networks. Any idea how to do this? I tried to configure from the modem but it doesn't have this feature.

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Re: Switch back to 2 networks (2.4 - 5G)

Hey @SimiD!

 

It is possible to turn off band steering, as long as you have a supported modem. Do you have one of the below? 

  • Hitron CGN3AMF Fido Wi-Fi Modem
  • Hitron CODA-4582U Fido Wi-Fi Modem 

If so, here is how you do it:

 

1. Open a browser and enter 192.168.0.1 in the address bar.

2. Log in with the default username and password.

  • Username: cusadmin
  • Password: password (or your current WiFi password)

3. Select Wireless from the main menu bar at the top.

4. Select Advanced from the Wireless sub-menu.

5. Turn band steering on or off by selecting the Enabled or Disabled button.

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6. Select the Save Changes button.

 

When the option is enabled, your devices will only see one WiFi network name and your modem will automatically select either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz network to optimize your WiFi performance. This is what you have active now. In your case you have to disable it so that you can have both network names Smiley 

 

Hope that helps! 

 

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Re: Switch back to 2 networks (2.4 - 5G)

Hey @SimiD!

 

It is possible to turn off band steering, as long as you have a supported modem. Do you have one of the below? 

  • Hitron CGN3AMF Fido Wi-Fi Modem
  • Hitron CODA-4582U Fido Wi-Fi Modem 

If so, here is how you do it:

 

1. Open a browser and enter 192.168.0.1 in the address bar.

2. Log in with the default username and password.

  • Username: cusadmin
  • Password: password (or your current WiFi password)

3. Select Wireless from the main menu bar at the top.

4. Select Advanced from the Wireless sub-menu.

5. Turn band steering on or off by selecting the Enabled or Disabled button.

bandsteer.PNG

6. Select the Save Changes button.

 

When the option is enabled, your devices will only see one WiFi network name and your modem will automatically select either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz network to optimize your WiFi performance. This is what you have active now. In your case you have to disable it so that you can have both network names Smiley 

 

Hope that helps! 

 



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