07-06-2018 6:23 PM
A device that can only use 2.4 GHz will not attempt to use 5.0 GHz, therefore, configure the device normally and your 2.4 GHz clients will work fine.
07-07-2018 5:43 AM
So you have a device that tries to connect via 5.0 GHz and you don't want it to? That's different from a client that only has 2.4 GHz access.
When configured for "mesh" operation, the AirTies copies the settings of the Gateway its working with. If you disable the 5.0 GHz band on the Gateway, it should also be disabled on the AirTies.
07-07-2018 2:05 PM
It’s not really a matter of want, it’s that some devices cannot maintain a good connection on the 5ghz band (Apple), so the need to be kept on 2.4. Disabling 5ghz is like cutting off all the taller devices off at the knees, and dropping AT&T back ten years in technology.
1) Back to the original question, how do we configure for devices that should only be on the 2.4 band?
2) You mentioned, When configured for mesh. So how can the AirTies be configured? And can mesh itself be disabled?
07-07-2018 3:05 PM
When you follow the instructions included with the AirTies device, it discovers the gateway and syncs up with it. If it automatically assumed the gateway-provided SSID, then it worked.
The exact methodology of disabling a band in the Gateway varies by the gateway model. You start by going to http://192.168.1.254/ . Then on mine I select Home Network, then Wi-Fi. To disable 5 GHz, I would change the Radio Selection to 5 GHz Radio, then change Wi-Fi Operation to Off. Then click Save...
I think it is possible to deliberately configure the AirTies so that it won't "go-mesh" when located with a Gateway, but I've never tried to do that and I don't know how one would go about that. But people have seem to have managed to do it by accident.
07-10-2018 4:29 AM
I should also point out that if you're determined that you need to have separate access, you can set up different SSIDs for the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands.
09-05-2018 8:55 PM
I have similar issue and question - Due to constant hopping of devices between 2.4 and 5 Ghz I prefer to give the two networks different SSIDs. However my ATT Wireless Extender (Airties 4920) then gets confused, and broadcasts my 2.4 SSID network name on 5 Ghz frequency. I tried resetting the extender and re-pairing it few times, but no help.
09-05-2018 11:01 PM
The ATT Airties require both SSID/passwords be the same...
You would need to purchase a separate extender system that would allow for different SSIDs to function.