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Level 9

Re: Force Stick+ to use 5G connection instead of 2.4G?

As long as everything works without buffering or other issues, I am happy with the slow speed.

Even when running at 2.4Ghz my speed was slow.


My choices for Internet in suburbia was either ATT with max speed of 100mbs or Cox at the same speed.

ATT was the choice due to the lower amount of customer complaints...

You would think that in an area of 65,000 people there would be more and better choices..



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Level 7

Re: Force Stick+ to use 5G connection instead of 2.4G?

A while ago, I found a chart on the web that shows Roku devices that work at 5GHZ do not like 5g channels from 52 to 144.  It suggests using the lower channels (36-48) and highest (149-165) Since you changed to 157 and are now working, perhaps the chart is correct.

Here's the site.  If it helps someone, give the guy a thank you.



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Level 11

Re: Force Stick+ to use 5G connection instead of 2.4G?

Rokus with 5GHz don't support the DFS (dynamic frequency selection) channels (52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 132, and 136). DFS channels are shared with other uses such as weather radar. Routers supporting these channels must be able to detect such licensed use in your vicinity and automatically switch you to another channel. Some router manufacturers don't include this capability and so don't support those channels at all. That leaves the following non-DFS channels that Rokus and virtually all 5GHz routers DO support: 36, 40, 44, 48, 149, 153, 157, and 161.
Roku 3, 4200X, Ser 4124C7087583, wifi connected - Samsung UN55ES6100
Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi connected - JVC EM37T