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Is it possible to select an specific WiFi type for the WAN ? (i.e 802.11ax,only , 802.11 ac, only)

daniman316
Community Member

Is it possible to select an specific WiFi type/mode for the WAN ? i.e 802.11ax only?

As a user I want that my WAN operate only on 802.11ax mode, so my devices can navigate faster. Currently, 802.11ax devices are navigating in 802.11a mode and this reduces the upload and download Speed in those devices.

Thanks!

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

There are no configuration options for what Wi-Fi standards (a, b, g, n, ac, ax), or frequencies (2.4ghz, 5ghz, 6ghz) to broadcast from Google Wifi, Nest Wifi or Nest Wifi Pro units. The Google Home app is the only way to manage mentioned units, no other software or web interfaces currently exists.

The only relevant settings available to us I can think about is to make sure WPA3 is enabled, a prerequisite for 6ghz / Wi-Fi 6E.

If you want to override anything, it must be done on the client.


I don't work for Google.

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

WAN? You probably mean WLAN? 🙂

There are no such controls available to us for Nest Wifi, so that must happen client side, and is thus not a Nest Wifi question anymore.


I don't work for Google.

Well, I mean If there are software options for the Google Nest WiFi Pro that allow you to select the WIFI version you want the router to operate with, that is 802.11ax only , 802.11ac only, etc .

I have two Google Nest WiFi Pro routers but I don't find the options in Google Home.

Thanks!

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

There are no configuration options for what Wi-Fi standards (a, b, g, n, ac, ax), or frequencies (2.4ghz, 5ghz, 6ghz) to broadcast from Google Wifi, Nest Wifi or Nest Wifi Pro units. The Google Home app is the only way to manage mentioned units, no other software or web interfaces currently exists.

The only relevant settings available to us I can think about is to make sure WPA3 is enabled, a prerequisite for 6ghz / Wi-Fi 6E.

If you want to override anything, it must be done on the client.


I don't work for Google.

AbigailF
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

Thanks for lending a hand, @olavrb.
@daniman316, I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.

Thanks,
Abi

AbigailF
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone,

Chiming in to see if you still need assistance with this. Hope the previous post helped. Let us know if you have additional questions ― we'd love to help.

Best,
Abi

Hi Abigail,

Thank you! Perhaps you can help me passing this feature as feedback to Google.

AbigailF
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey daniman316,

We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take it as feedback. I also suggest that you send feedback by following this link. Let me know if you have other questions or concerns, otherwise I’ll be locking this thread after 24 hours.

Regards,
Abi