Hey Google guys.
Just an idea. A lot of devices can only connect to 2.4 GHz band. Would it be possible to add an option to temporarily disable the 5ghz band for like 15 minutes. It would save people a lot of time and make setting up new devices so much easier in the future
I'm sorry for the late reply here, but I wanted to make sure we addressed your comment. While there's no way to disable the 5GHz band on the WiFi points or router, most devices will still connect to the 2.4GHz band as both are actually running simultaneously. Every once in a while a device does struggle to connect, and in that instance I can see how your suggestion would be useful. I can pass your suggestion on to our internal teams for consideration.
If you have any other questions, please let me know and I'll be happy to help you out.
I see what you're saying now. So your actual issue is that one device is running at 5GHz and the other at 2.4GHz. Ok, this sounds like a strange workaround, but I have seen this work. You can sort of trick your 5GHz device to being connected to the 2.4GHz by moving to the edges of your mesh network. Since 2.4GHz has a longer range than 5GHz, if you get to the edges, it will be on the 2.4GHz band. Out on the edges, you can perform the setup and then move the devices back to where they will be used normally and they should respond normally and connect as needed.
I just wanted to check in real fast to see if you saw my reply and to find out if you still needed any help on this. If you're still needing assistance, please just let me know and I'll be happy to continue helping.
It looks like we've slowed down once more. Unless anybody still needs help, we'll be locking this soon. Let me know if you need anything else so we can keep this open if needed.