I've seen several posts where the ability to manage the wifi band is the solution which was put to product owners.
Has this been progressed? I have attempted to set up a smart home using the google ecosystem, however all Air Conditioners sold in Australia all use the intesis connector which crashes when a google wifi unit connects using 5ghz. Their recommended solution is not to use google wifi.
Actually they're brand new Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ones - I selected them because they 'work with google assistant' They use a wifi connector from a company called Intesis who have told me they won't support any network using 5Ghz.
Overall the experience is quite poor as it connects and works, then crashes and requires a hard restart to get it working again.
@RXShorty, thanks for the help.
@dunkhammy, thanks for posting ― let's see what's going on. My apologies for the late reply.
The Google Wifi router and points use 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 Nest Wifi Pro 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 try:
Create a hotspot with a mobile phone. However, 2 mobile phones are required. Use the first device to create a hotspot (mobile phone). Here's how to set up a mobile hotspot:
Let us know how it goes.