Aplifi Alien - Force 5G connection?


  • I needed a router right now, so while waiting for the Amplifi Alien to become available I bought a Google/Nest Wifi mesh router (Just the single router) to get me by. I am disappointed regarding a couple things and wanted to see if the Alien was different in those aspects.

    1. Can I force a client to connect via 5G?

    Right now I have clients that connected 5G to my previous router with strong signal and top speeds negotiating a 2.4G connection to this new mesh router

    1. Can I manage this router when the internet is down?

    Right now with this new router I cannot manage it when public internet is down.


  • You can create separate wireless SSIDs - one for 2.4Ghz and one for 5Ghz. Connect to the 5Ghz SSID and you’re good to go.


  • @Derek-S said in Force 5G connection?:

    ou can create separate wireless SSIDs - one for 2.4Ghz and one for 5Ghz. Connect to the 5Ghz SSID and you’re good to go.

    That's good news. A lot of the mesh systems combine them under 1 SSID. Now if they could just get some in stock.


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