Forcing Maestro to use 5Ghz WiFi

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I am using the Maestro over Wi-Fi along with my 6700. There seems to be busy periods when the Wi-Fi struggles to keep up with Maetro's demand for a constant data stream. Is there a way to force the Maestro to use the 5Ghz. band in my router and stop competing for room at 2.4Ghz?
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SteveW

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Posted 3 years ago

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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If your 5 GHz wifi has a different SSID than the 2.4 GHz radio, connect to that.  If you use the same SSIDs for both and they do not show up as separate SSIDs in the chooser, then the 2.4 GHz will take precedence.
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My SSIDs have different names, but there are so many SSIDs in my neighborhood, the list scrolls beyond where my 5g one is. I am unable to select it. Weird.
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Mike va3mw

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The best way to solve this is to give your 5GHz SSID a different name than your 2Ghz SSID.  As in "mywifi-2g" and "mywifi-5g".

Then, pick the one you want from the Wifi chooser.

Mike va3mw
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Steve
I have many interpretations for  STRUGGLES to keep up Maestro's demand
my advice is check  the channel of your Router in 5 Ghz, select a free channel and remove
the automatic, fix channel, 
use that connection only for the Maestro and delete all the others in your house from the maestro
note, if you have others wireless devices running in your wifi like cameras, IP devices  like phones, TVs etc  that create some delays in that WIFI network.
if you can check your traffic  you notice the use of each wifi AP from your router.
5 GHZ will provide MUCH LESS COVERAGE in your house or back yard remember that
GL de XE2K
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Michael Coslo

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As well as the above, can you check your wifi strength? If it is low, it can have a beast of a time with  the data rate. If you don't have a good way, find someone with a tablet - there are lots of wifi analyzers for them.
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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Another issue is crowded WiFi bands.  If you live in a typical suburban area, you'd be surprise how tough of a job your WiFi network card has in maintaining a stream because of the radio traffic on the WiFi allocated frequencies.   I use a utility call InSSIDer to show me all the WiFi routers that my computer can pickup and it shows what channel that they are operating on.  I can then select the channel that will have the least collisions.  I highly recommend this utility.
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I use that utility as well, works great.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Me too
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Ken - NM9P

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It must be an Android app.  I don't find it on my iPad store.
Any good suggestions for iPad/iPhone?  I used to have a good one on my Android phone, and I miss it....
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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It is a Mac OS X and a Windows Application.

http://www.metageek.com/products/inssider/personal/
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WW1SS - Steve

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Just installed it. Moved wifi to an unused channel and working much better.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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There is an Apple iPhone/iPad App called Airport Utility

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airport-utility/id427276530?mt=8 

That does much of the same network scan functions albeit it lacks the cool channel graphics.