In my shop my access point broadcasts the same SSID on both 5G and 2.4G. When I connect my Streaming Stick+ to it, it connects to the 2.4G connection. Is there a way to force it to use the 5G connection instead? I would think by default it would use the 5G connection if available.
I've read it's bad practice to use the same SSID on different bands, but mine used to be the same as well. I did notice that the Roku would sometimes use 2.4 rather than 5 GHz. Therefore I renamed my SSIDs, with a 5 added to the 5 GHz name. Now I know which one I'm selecting.
I've never seen a wireless router or access point that couldn't manage each radio separately, but I've never seen a Google router. Sure it's not buried somewhere in an advanced menu?
I have two Streaming Stick +. I have the ATT 5268AC router with the Air Ties Smart Extender.
My problem is that my sticks only see the 2.4GHZ and channel 1. It never changes.
I went into the ATT Router and changed the name of the 5GHz radio by adding the prefix 5 to it. Rebooted router, rebooted Stick, setup new connection. Came up with the new SSID in the list. Clicked on it, put in its password. It set the connection up. Still Shows Channel 1, even though, in the router it shows 136. And it shows speed of 36MB, even though, I just upgraded my speed to 100MB.
So I do I force the sticks to 5GHZ with the 100MB ???
I just rebooted my router again and found that both radios have to have the same SSID and passwords. The technology in the router is such that the ROKU should be able to pick out which one to use.
My question still is, based on the information given above, how does one force the ROKU to use the 5GHZ Channel 136 at 100MB instead of the 2.4GHZ channel 1 at 39MB????
I was able to turn off 2.4 in the router and only run with 5. Changed the channel to 157. Went to the Roku and refreshed connection. Works fine so far now. All my devices are running at 5. Speed is now 56mb. Will continue to monitor speed.
What is the fastest the Roku will run??
The WIFI Extender will still be turned on to both frequencies. No way to turn off the 2.4 .