The Panoramic Wifi Gateway delivers a high speed internet experience designed to meet your needs by offering wall-to-wall WiFi coverage, fast speeds, and support tools to manage your in-home WiFi networks. The gateway broadcasts 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks.
Historically, it was recommended that dual band routers broadcast different WiFi network names (SSIDs) and passwords for each band. This meant that you had to choose which network to connect to, and knowing which would provide the best connection and performance was guesswork. That’s now changed with the band steering feature on your gateway.
- To provide the best WiFi experience, band steering automatically optimizes which WiFi band a device connects to.
- To enable band steering, the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands must have the same network name and password.
- The use of the a single SSID with the Panoramic Wifi Gateway allows devices such as computers, tablets and smart phones to connect seamlessly between the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz WiFi bands based on signal strength and WiFi congestion thresholds.
- Both bands and all the associated functionality, channels, and range are still available.
To enable band steering with your Panoramic Wifi Gateway, use the following steps to update your Panoramic Wifi Gateway network names and passwords from two to one.