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Vex
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Panoramic Routers channels?

Why can I not manually adjust my Panoramic Routers channels? What is the point in locking this feature away from the end user? In a crowded apartment complex it is important to manage your own channels, not to mention ensuring your channels are not interfering with other devices in the household. 

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  • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
    WiderMouthOpen
    Honored Contributor III

    It seems you have to disable band steering for the option for channel selection to be visible. See thread here for more info. Included in there is a link to here which shows how to disable band steering(different network name). Notice step 5 where you uncheck the box.

    • Bruce's avatar
      Bruce
      Honored Contributor III

      If cigoss had not quoted you, you wouldn't exist in your referenced post.

      • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
        WiderMouthOpen
        Honored Contributor III

        Le sigh. I try to forget about that and make new posts/content to fill the void. This is a good example of when a Panoramic gateway sticky thread would be useful. Just need to find someone non-technical enough to want to use one but technical enough to post screen shots. 😂

  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    Along with adjusting channel widths, the Panoramic isn't design for people wanting to control their network.

  • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
    WiderMouthOpen
    Honored Contributor III
    not to mention ensuring your channels are not interfering with other devices in the household. 

    Can you explain this part? Devices only broadcast on the Wi-Fi network they are connected to. Unless you are talking about routers or APs. I understand you point overall though.

    • Bruce's avatar
      Bruce
      Honored Contributor III

      Since 2.4 and 5 GHz are unregulated, perhaps cell phones, Bluetooth, ZigBee, wireless HDMI, wireless speakers, blah, blah, blah...

  • Darkatt's avatar
    Darkatt
    Valued Contributor III

    When that modem starts up, it scans ALL the wireless channels, both the 2.4 and the 5.0 ghz  and then it selects the channel for each that has the least amount of traffic. 

    • Bruce's avatar
      Bruce
      Honored Contributor III

      It doesn't re scan if it detects congestion?

      • Darkatt's avatar
        Darkatt
        Valued Contributor III

        there isn't a router out there that can do that, they ONLY scan on boot up. 

  • Professional_Sl's avatar
    Professional_Sl
    New Contributor II

    You can change them. You don't fisable band switching at all "seem" in that WMO's reply means the person had no clue and is guessing. Took a while for me to figure out but it's actually in the cox panoramic app. Ypu cant change until you turn of automstic *recommended) and select the other option. I was changing mine a lot until a blink camerasync module install fail messed up my gateway. I'm about to return both gateways (one was a relacement) and go with something modern ; G5

    • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
      WiderMouthOpen
      Honored Contributor III
      go with something modern ; G5

      What is this G5 modem you keep mentioning? Do you mean 5G instead?

      • Darkatt's avatar
        Darkatt
        Valued Contributor III

        LOL, let him install 5g, and see how well his cell phone internet provider can maintain a consistent speed. I am laughing so hard I am in tears!