I have a dual-band router that allows me to either share them (different SSIDs) or use “band direction” which has a single SSID and the devices connect to the most suitable. It’s a smart Telstra Arcadyan modem (which probably just means something to Australians). All my HomeKit devices (Meross smart plugs and Yeelight bulbs) are only 2.4 ghz wifi, which is fine. However, I want my iPhone and MacBook to be on the 5 ghz band. If I enabled bandwidth, all devices connect to the best bandwidth (so my iPhone, Mac, HomePod are all on 5ghz and smart devices are on 2.4ghz) – great! Except I can’t control any of the smart devices. They all appear as Not responding in the home app, which is not good. If I separate the SSIDs on the tape and put my iPhone on 2.4ghz, then all smart devices work through the home application. My question is: is there a wifi router that can properly handle this dual-band scenario? I mean: 2.4 ghz smart devices and 5 ghz iPhone and everything still works? I read a few posts on this topic, but I did not see this specified. Can anyone confirm who (if there are wifi routers) handles this? Thanks
Router where iPhone and HomeKit devices can be on different bands, but still work?
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