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Automatic Management of Wifi

ConkRU2
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Automatic Management of Wifi

Does anyone have a solution to the automatic management of the wifi? I have not found any way I can change the channels my wifi 2.4 & 5GHz sit at. They are overlapping/competing with 8 other frequencies in the same channels. 

 

I find it quite idioutic for an automatic management that can't differentiate in competing signals between channels.

EG
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

Get your own equipment and don't be a prisoner....



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jlavaseur
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

I have the Xb6 and I am able to change channels and bandwidth settings, I don't use the Xfi stuff tho

 

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EG
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

Don't care.... Their stuff still is not robust like third party stuff !!!!!...........



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jlavaseur
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

I agree it isn't as robust, but it gives some management and I was able to dial in great speeds and I never disconnect
EG
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

FWIW, there is always an inherent disadvantage with these. Combo gateway devices are always a compromise in both quality and performance compared to separate units. Also, only the ISP can update the firmware so you are always a prisoner of that / them. And the firmware is typically crippled by the ISP's customizing of it and they typically eliminate valuable features.

One of the biggest issues with them is that it is far more difficult to diagnose connectivity issues when it comes to troubleshooting. You can't narrow things down by using the process of elimination by removing just the router from the path. And if either segment fails / malfunctions, you have a total failure. 

Another issue is the publicly accessible wifi link on the gateways. It's enabled by default...





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jlavaseur
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

I agree to most of what you say, except if you have connection problems and go thru the normal steps, just exchange the gateway that eliminates faulty hardware, anyway the original poster was asking about changing the channels because of interference, I was just pointing out that I can on mine, along with the bandwidth setting that can help also. On the Xfi webpage under overview, at the bottom it says simplify your WiFi, I believe if you turn that off it will give you access to the limited management of your gateway settings

EG
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

IMNSHO. It's just like any of the rest of the *dumbing down of America* that is currently going on everywhere... Let's face it.



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jlavaseur
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

I agree with you....

oppstryn
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

Just got off the phone with an actual agent, and it took less than 2 minutes to fix this issue.  This same issue happened to me after using the xfi pods, which automatically makes one network and password and changes the setting for automatic managing of networks.  I wanted to be able to do it manually, and it was as easy as getting into the xfi app, clicking connect, click see network, which will probably only be 2.4.  Now that I have fixed mine, I don't get the same menu, but I think on this page, if you scroll down, there should be an initial box to check - can't remember exactly what it says, but then keep scrolling and you will see your 5.0 network.  I think there is a box to check for that also, and you can assign a user name and password for that network.  It advises not to use the same user name and password, but you can if you want.  You should be good to go after that and manually be able to choose your networks.  Let me know.

EG
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

FWIW, all readers here, be advised that the above can be done if one is not using any Xfi pods. If using pods, the bands must be combined. They can not be separated, otherwise the pods will not function.



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oppstryn
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

That is correct, but if you are using the pods, it automatically makes one network username and password.  My post was pertaining to not using the pods and being able to again manually choose between 2.4 and 5.0.

EG
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Re: Automatic Management of Wifi

Never too much information on a tech help forum.


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