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Frequent Contributor I
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Registered: ‎01-27-2015

Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

What's different between Prefer 5Ghz and Force 5Ghz on band steering feature?

 

Guru Elite
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Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

Bandsteering moves a device that supports 5ghz to the 5ghz band on a dual-band access point.  For some clients, this does not always work.  "Force" is more heavy-handed, but could create issues with clients.  If you are running ArubaOS 6.3 and above, ClientMatch is enabled by default and the "Band Steering" configuration is ignored.

Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

Hi Start,

you can see the difference in this definition in the ArubaOS UG:

 

 Immagine.jpg

 

 

Thanks,

Massimo

 

 

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Massimo Gallina
Telecommunications engineer - ACMP2013
Regular Contributor II
Posts: 223
Registered: ‎10-29-2014

Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

Hi start.

 

May this help you to find your answer.

 

band steering.jpg

HTH
Cheers
SumaN
Frequent Contributor I
Posts: 92
Registered: ‎01-27-2015

Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

Force 5Ghz, If client support only 2.4Ghz, They can't connect to AP right ? 

Guru Elite
Posts: 19,964
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

If a client does not support 5ghz, it will not be steered, period.

Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Regular Contributor II
Posts: 223
Registered: ‎10-29-2014

Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

Yeah, AP will not respond with there req.

HTH
Cheers
SumaN
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