We're adding a couple of Z3 units to our organization. As I'm testing I noticed that my laptop only connects at 2.4GHz and went looking for the Band Steering settings, but they aren't there.
Am I missing something? Or do the Z3 units not support band steering?
I dont know if its on or off but you cant configure it. (Could be on, reading this )
Try lower the dbm of the 2.4ghz at the z3. Or try to tune the laptop wifi interface/driver to prefer 5ghz.
Also make sure the wifi driver is up to date
Some further reading and experimenting since posting. My Windows laptop "sticks" with 2.4GHz, unless I manually change the laptop to use 5.2GHz with the Intel tools. My wife's Linux laptop automatically went to 5.2GHz.
I have a couple of devices that are 2.4-only, so I actually don't want to turn off or down the 2.4GHz.
At least I know I'm not going crazy.
Band steering is only supported on Meraki APs. The MX with wireless capability or the Z3 don't have this capability. If you want devices to connect to the 5Ghz, set the transmit power of the 2.4Ghz to the minimum.
Good to know that is the case, I was unable to find that listed in any documentation.
Seems odd to have crippled/sub-par wifi in the routers when the core of the business has always been excellent wifi.