Band and Router Steering

Understanding band and Router steering may help you understand how to configure your network for the best possible speeds and connectivity.

Router steering directs devices to connect to the Router instead of Mesh Points when possible (even if the Router signal is weaker). Disabled by default, this feature may provide faster speeds when enabled in some instances.

To enable or disable band and router steering on the AmpliFi router, follow these steps:

  1. Open the AmpliFi app.
  2. Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router.
  3. Tap Wireless.
  4. Scroll down. You can tap the Band Steering or Router Steering control to enable or disable the option.
  5. Tap ✓ to save your settings.
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    I think it would be useful if you also explained what "band steering" is, and when/why it should be enabled.

    Edit: found the description in the user manual:

    Band Steering
    Band steering directs your devices to the 5 GHz band for higher performance. If the Router’s signal weakens, it redirects to the 2.4 GHz band (which has more range). Enabled by default, you can disable it and manually select 2.4 or 5 GHz.

    Edited by Boris
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