I need help please. I understand that I can't separate 2.4 and 5GHz networks in nest wifi. It's not a big deal for the most part. Where the problem arises is this, I have a device (Rotimatic, bread making machine) that I need to connect with my iPhone. When setting up through the app, I choose the rotimatic SSID and it connects it to the phone but I'm never able to finish up the connection because Rotimatic only supports 2.4GHz. I've traveled away from my wifi device in a hope that the iPhone connects to 2.4 instead of 5. Tried a few times but have had no success so far. I used to have the older google wifi Gen 1 and that connected in a breeze with Rotimatic. Not sure because my iPhone was connected to a 2.4 or what.
Please advise. Can I reset the wifi and start fresh? Will it give me options to break down different GHz?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for posting ― let's see what's going on.
The Google Wifi point(s) uses the same name for both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band networks. This means that the Wi-Fi network uses both radio bands. But keep in mind: while both bands can be used, the personal devices (a smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) will connect to only one radio band at any given time. Nest Wifi, Google Wifi, or OnHub attempts to select the band that will deliver the best performance for your device. Currently there is no option to manually disable either of the bands or to connect to them separately.
Give these steps a whirl:
Let us know how it goes.
I think I've given up. I tried the steps that you shared and I did not have success. I have an iPhone and I wasn't able to follow step 5 for iOS steps. Perhaps for your knowledge, we can't choose hotspot's name. We can only choose any password we wish to keep. However, I found a work around it. In my iPhone, I went under settings, general, about, Name. I changed the phone's name to the SSID and I was able to see the network's name same as my nest wifi network. But still, I wasn't able to connect my Rotimatic 😞. I'm attaching a screenshot where I always get stuck.
Yesterday, I walked away from my house in the rain pretty far. I started walking closely towards the house and as soon as I saw my SSID, with 1 or 2 bars, I connected it again hoping that my iPhone would connect to 2.4GHz automatically because of the distance from the wifi point. Tried programming again, and still had no success. I'm unable to receive updates on my $1,000 bread making machine. Although I love my nest wifi, I may end up returning nest wifi to Costco and get a more basic one to make it work (where I can create separate SSID for 2.4 and 5). That piece of equipment is super important for my family.
The Rotimatic app is supposed to go to the next steps once 2.4GHz has been found.
You may also try these steps if the previous ones I suggested didn't work:
Rename the 2.4 GHz of your modem router to use the same credentials as the Wifi network. Upstream routers should use the SSID and PSK of the Wifi network.
Connect your bread making machine to the 2.4 GHz band of the router.
After your bread making machine successfully connects, connect it to the Wifi network.
Let us know how it goes.
My apologies. That's a great idea. I had turned off wifi capabilities completely of my Verizon Fios Modem/Router. I can turn on the 2.4GHz in the modem router and use that with the bread making machine with a unique SSID. If I do want access to the machine with my iPhone, I'll just connect to the Verizon router wifi first and then use it. I think this should work. I'll give it a go.