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Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

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

 

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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.


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Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

Hi Start,

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

 

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Massimo

 

 

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Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

Hi start.

 

May this help you to find your answer.

 

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Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

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

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Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

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


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Re: Prefer 5Ghz vs Force 5Ghz

Yeah, AP will not respond with there req.

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