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# 239366 13-Jul-2018 23:18
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Hi Everyone,




It's been awhile since I have posted or participated on the forums but I'm in need of some advice


I've just had Rural Broadband installed and the cheap Huawei Router Vodafone has supplied is only capable of 2.4GHz.


I have 3x Ubiquiti Wireless APs capable of broadcasting dual band. Will they change the signal from 2.4GHz to 5GHz or will they be limited to only what the Router is capable of producing. I know I could pull finger and set it all up and find the answer for myself but I'm a wee way off finishing the network (Need Switch and Patch panel and terminate the 25+ RJ45 Sockets) so looking for an answer sooner rather than later to see if I need to stretch my budget to cover a better router than Vodafone has supplied.


any advice would be much appreciated.

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Uber Geek


  # 2056020 13-Jul-2018 23:33
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They will provide both bands. Turn the wifi off that the router has and just use the vastly better APs to provide it.


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  # 2056093 14-Jul-2018 10:25
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As above, best to switch off the WiFi on the router.
The APs will connect via cable to your router and those APs will be able to use 2.4 and 5ghz at the same time.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler


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  # 2056116 14-Jul-2018 11:16
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I have 3x Ubiquiti Wireless APs capable of broadcasting dual band. Will they change the signal from 2.4GHz to 5GHz or will they be limited to only what the Router is capable of producing.



The Ubiquiti access points will run independently of your wireless router.  The Ubiquiti access points are glorified autonomous access points.  Autonomous access points, as the name suggests, run independently of other wireless devices, including access points, and are known for poor to average roaming performance and RF management.  It is because of this poor performance that Airespace created Wireless LAN Controllers, which have a centralised management system, so many years ago.  Most residential wireless deployments don't have the budget for the advanced features provided by Wireless LAN Controllers so deploy cost effective autonomous access points, like Ubiquiti.   For residential deployments these access points are better than consumer wireless routers but don't work with other vendors.  Therefore, as other people have said, your best option is to disable the wireless on your wireless router and use the Ubiquiti access points to provide wireless.



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