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.
Band Steering detects clients that are capable of 5 GHz connection and steers them to that frequency. By doing this, it leaves the 2.4 GHz band less congested for the devices that are not capable of connecting to the 5GHz band. This feature is enabled by default
To enable or disable band and router steering on the AmpliFi router, follow these steps:
- Open the AmpliFi app.
- Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router.
- Tap Wireless.
- Scroll down. You can tap the Band Steering or Router Steering control to enable or disable the option.
- Tap ✓ to save your settings.