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Can I disable 5 GHz side of modem/router?

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Can I disable 5 GHz side of modem/router?

I have a dual-band modem/router — Cisco DPC3939 (DOCSIS 3.0 16x4).

I have a new device that also operates at 5.8 GHz. The modem/router interfers with this other device (I've turne off the modem/router and the interference stops.) Is it possible to disable the 5 GHz side and just use the 2.4 GHz side? I would have no problem with that since we have no 2.4 GHz devices in the house.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Can I disable 5 GHz side of modem/router?

You certainly can on my gateway, (different model), log in to 10.0.0.1 default login is admin/password

You might find changing the channels from auto to manual may help, you can select channels from 36 to 161.

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Re: Can I disable 5 GHz side of modem/router?

I have a Cisco model.  As Paranoid said, log into your gateway.

 

Then click "Connection" then "Wi-Fi"

 

You'll see your two wi-fi frequencies, 2.4 and 5 Ghz.  

 

Select the one you want to turn off, click the EDIT box,  and you'll see "Enable" and "Disable" buttons.  That's it!

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Re: Can I disable 5 GHz side of modem/router?

How does one log into the gateway?

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Re: Can I disable 5 GHz side of modem/router?

Browse to http://10.0.0.1

 

The default user-name is admin and the default password is password



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