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Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi

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Does the Gen 2 have both 2.4 and 5GHz wifi bands?

If so how do I select the one I want to connect to?

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Re: Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi

The Gen 2 modem does have two WiFi bands but by default they both have the same SSID. The theory is the that devices connect to the band which gives the best performance automatically. If you want to be able to select the WiFi Band manually you will have to log into the modem ( http://192.168.0.1, User ID and password is admin / Telstra) and turn of band steering in the 2.4 GHz WiFi Band settings. This will result in 5G being added to the end of the 5 GHz WiFi Band's SSID.

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Re: Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi

Yes, it has both of them and your devices should be clever enough to connect to the right one...
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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi

The Gen 2 modem does have two WiFi bands but by default they both have the same SSID. The theory is the that devices connect to the band which gives the best performance automatically. If you want to be able to select the WiFi Band manually you will have to log into the modem ( http://192.168.0.1, User ID and password is admin / Telstra) and turn of band steering in the 2.4 GHz WiFi Band settings. This will result in 5G being added to the end of the 5 GHz WiFi Band's SSID.

abthomp
Level 10: Junior Detective

Re: Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi

Thanks
abthomp
Level 10: Junior Detective

Re: Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi

Would a T Box classify as smart enough????

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