AE connection help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by reckless2k2, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. reckless2k2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have the latest Airport Extreme that can broadcast at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I read that devices can switch between the best network if both bands are turned on. How exactly does this work?

    My Net:
    2.4GHz name - mynet
    5.0GHz name - mynet 5GHz

    Setup with both networks. But it seems that it'll only connect to the last one entered in the settings.

  2. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    I have two different names for the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. Then set the connect order in Settings/Preferences>Network>Advanced>WiFi. If you only want it to connect to one, then only put one name in.

    I try to use 5Ghz but I have some devices that only can use the 2.4Ghz band.
    Yes, some devices like to hold onto a connection, even if it isn't the best one for the location.

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