I recently bought my first smart plugs, but only after I bought it did I realize that almost all HomeKit compatible smart plugs only run on 2.4 GHz networks.
Obviously, my 2.4 GHZ network is fast enough to enable and disable smart jacks. But it's slow for anything else and I really hate having to keep my phone connected to it.
Before suggesting anyone, I already switched to the least crowded WiFi channel and disabled the "20/40 MHZ coexistence". That helped a fair amount (at least depending on the SpeedTest app), but my connection is still pathetically slow.
This may be a naive question, but are any of the following options possible?
1) Get a faster 2.4 GHZ connection with a stronger router. (If that helps, my current router is a Netgear AC1000.)
2) Purchasing some kind of device that allows me to control my smart jacks while my phone is still connected to a 5GHZ network.
3) Switch to a compatible HomeKit smartplug running on Bluetooth instead of WiFi.
4) Finding a Homekit that compares the smartplug that actually works with 5GHZ networks.
Thank you in advance.
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