Hi, I set up a Google Nest mesh system and I see that the Roku devices automatically connect to the 2.4ghz band. I would like to change this so it connects to the 5Ghz band. I know it can connect to 5Ghz from the previous wi-fi setup. I also know how to do this with laptops by directing the wifi to only connect to 802.11ac. How can I direct the Roku device to connect to 5ghz by default?
I don't know of any way to do that via any of the menus. The easiest way is to just use a different SSID for the 5GHz and the 2.4GHz APs. If you don't want to do that, can you disable the 2.4GHz AP temporarily and then reconnect the Roku? I don't know if it would just jump back to 2.4GHz once you turn it back on if they're both using the same SSID and password. If you try that, you'll probably want to reset the network connection from Settings->System->Advanced system settings->Network connection reset before you reconnect. If you give it a try, let us know what happens.
I have to agree with @renojim . If your mesh access points permit it, you should name the 2.4 and 5 GHz radios with different SSIDs. I run my (non-mesh) access points that way, so I can ensure which band I connect to.
Unfortunately I do not know how to separate the mesh points. Their purpose is to make the connections seamless throughout the house. So there's only one name. In my previous setup I had four different names based on two bands, a router, and an extender. Fortunately, there hasn't been a problem but there could be if there is a drop in speed. Thank you for the replies.
Yeah, I have no experience with mesh routers. So I wasn't sure if the SSIDs could be separated. If it is possible, it should be obvious in the control interface. If they offer a place for the SSID, and they list the 2.4 and 5 GHz names separately, then it should be possible.
I have 2 Roku Streaming Stick 3800R (2017) and 3 Roku Streaming Stick 3600R (2016) devices.
Since I also use a mesh WiFi system, I have this issue, too. The 3800R in our family room has remote issues, probably because it's a big room, when the Roku connects to 2.4Ghz. I can fiddle around with the Roku WiFi connection until it connects to a 5G wireless band, and then the remote works perfectly...until somehow the Roku reverts back to a 2.4G wireless band.
Is there no way to resolve this?
I have both 2.4 and 5 ghz wifi on my router and access point.
4 differnt ssid names.
2 for router (one for 2.4 and one for 5g)
2 for access point ( one for 2.4 and one for 5g)
But when i tried using the wifi connection instead of my wired connection on my Roku Ultra 4660x2 model, and tried to connect to my private (hidden) network name with the name and password (yes entered correctly twice) it did not connect.
I would try to unhide it temporarily to see if it finds it. If you're not in the U.S., keep in mind that most (all?) Roku devices only support channels 1 through 11 on 2.4GHz and non-DFS channels on 5GHz.