Panoramic Modem constantly changing my 5ghz manual channel (band) to a congested one. Modem won't listen to me.
As the title says, I have a panoramic cox modem that will NOT allow me to keep my 5ghz manual channel selection for long or it outright refuses to change it even if I hit save changes. The only band-aid I have currently is to constantly unplug/re-plug the modem so I can change the channel again. However, this is short lived, as the modem decides to have a mind of its own and not honor my decision, thus making me waste my time having to restart the modem constantly. I have also tried setting my online cox modem settings to match the channel selection I did manually by logging into my router. Nevertheless, the modem still won't listen to me.
I live in an apartment complex with a ton of 5ghz bands, so this is a major issue for me. If I keep it on the congested channels (automatic channel selection) I only get around 200-250mbps on wifi. When I use the manual selection (and when it actually works) I'm getting super close or over my 500mbps speeds I pay for.