iPhone 6 and MBA dropping from AC

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DJTaurus, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    I use an airport extreme and i have also created a 5GHz channel.... why my MBA and iPhone drop periodically the AC connection and connect to the 2.4GHz channel?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try removing the 2.4 GHz network from your preferred network list.
     
  3. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    Thats what i am doing but sometimes it comes back....

    maybe because when i go to another room where 5GHz is not good on range it auto connects to 2.4..... i cant think of any other explanation.

    if only i could create a 5Ghz network with different password from the 2.4ghz..... i havent found any option to do that on airport utility....?
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Only the 5 GHz name can be changed. If you have a device with the 2.4 GHz network on and enrolled in iCloud Keychain it will continue to put the 2.4 GHz network back in the list.
     
  5. eduardrw macrumors 6502

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    You may want to consider that 5GHz barley penetrates walls.
    It is very short range - very high speed.

    The 2.4 GHz penetrates walls etc much better however is lower throughput.

    After much experimenting I decided its best left to the devices to decide which network is the fastest at its location (too much hassle otherwise).
    I have setup a roaming network with identical SSID and pw for 2.4+5GHz.
     
  6. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    I also want to add that without measuring data transfer, 5GHz works blazing fast with iPhone 6.... not so fast with MBAir Haswell. I mean in daily use the difference it makes on i6 is quite noticeable.:apple:
     

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