XB7's 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 functionalities?
I just recieved an XB7 and noticed that it seems the ax/Wi-Fi 6 functionality isn't available. I ran some tests using the app/Xfinity XFi webpage on a desktop, and the admin tool on a desktop.
First, under View Network Details > See Network > Advanced Settings > 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi, I changed the WiFi modes for the 2.4 and 5 GHz networks. But everytime I change the mode and click SAVE, it doesn't change. Note: the Channel Width and Channel Select do change after saving the settings. Here is where things get interesting...
On the Admin Tool, I'm able to change the 2.4 GHz network to G,N,AX and the 5GHz network to A,N,AC,AX, but using some WiFi analzying tools on dektop, it shows that this change only affects the "hidden network," enabling that "hidden network" to be WiFi 6. My normal network SSID stays at WiFi 5 no matter what. I also went in and wanted to see if the app/Xfinity XFi changed the admin tool settings, and vice versa. From the tests, it seems that the channel width and channel number do change on the admin tool and app/XFi page respectivly, with some exceptions such as, the app has 80/80 bandwith, and the admin tool doesnt, so it's greyed out from really selecting on the app. But any change of WiFi mode on the app doesnt change the admin tool's WiFi mode settings. So it seems that the WiFi Mode is stuck as the hidden network only. I wonder if this is because WiFi 6 is still fairly new. Anyone have any insight? Also, it seems that WPA 3 is an option under the app, but not in the admin tool, and any attempt at selecting and saving it, will not save/work on the app anyway. Thanks guys!