I am trying to connect my LiftMaster Smart Garage Door Opener to my Google Mesh Network Home Wifi using the myQ app. I understand that the smart garage door opener will only connect to the 2.4 GHz Band of the Wifi, but I cannot figure out how to select that network on my iPhone in order to use the app to connect the garage door opener to that network. In the Google Home app, I cannot figure out how to select between the 2 bands. I have been told and read that I need to move far away enough from the router or Wifi point in order for my iPhone to flip from the 5 GH to 2.4 GHz band in order to then be able to connect the garage door opener to the 2.4 GHz band. I am struggling trying to find the “sweet spot” to make this happen. Any help is greatly appreciated!
So apparently my Google Mesh Wifi system broadcasts BOTH 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz on BOTH the main and guest networks simultaneously. I have been in contact with Google support and the LiftMaster garage door opener support to try and get my garage connected. The answer I hear most is that I have to be far enough away from the wifi signal to “flip” from 5 GHz to 2.4 GHz because apparently 2.4 is slower, but travels further away from the source of the signal as well as better through building materials, etc. and 2.4 is what the “smart” garage door opener needs to connect to. I’ve tried walking far from the house outside the attached garage to get the wifi on my phone to “flip” to 2.4, but have no idea if/when it happens and I still can’t get the darn thing connected. Thanks for your response!
I was unaware of the dual band on a single network issue with Google Nest Wifi. It does seem to be an issue with many people/products.
Don't know if this will work or if you've tried it or not, but a recommendation is to move far away from the router to switch, but, if it doesn't auto switch, disable and enable wifi with hopes that it will choose the 2.4ghz band instead. However, this may mean you'll need someone else near the smart garage opener to press a button if it's needed in case your phone switches back to 5ghz from being to close or back into 5ghz range.
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.
A quick question: what devices need to connect to the 2.4Ghz band?
Give these steps a whirl:
Create a hotspot with a mobile phone. However, 2 mobile phones are required:
Let us know how it goes.