Can I change radio band to 5?
Yeah, that is what you want to do,
have your Cisco bridged, and go back to using the Airport as your router
Are you referring to the channel on your wireless modem? If that's the case, we've got the details on how to do that here. If you've got your own router though, you might want to take a look at the manufacturer's website for the details on how to do that.
Hope this helps, but let us know if you need any more information.
Edit: If you're having trouble getting a good wireless signal, you might also want to take a look at this document here, which has some more troubleshooting steps for you.
Sure? You are talking about the WiFi channel?
Which modem/router do you have?
I have the cisco. I have had it suggested that changing to 5 GHz rather than 2.4 is likely to create less interference. I don’t see how to change it. Nothing in the drop down box. Thanks so much for responding
Ahh Ok, the current Shaw modem/router combo units don't have the 5GHz band... Only the 2.4GHz...
You would have to get your own router, have your Cisco modem bridged, then you would be able to use it. Assuming your devices have 5GHz radios as well...
I have an apple airport extreme. I was using prior and the reception was better. I changed as shaw was offering a wifi modem as opposed to a 2 step. I thought it would be better. It’s not. Are you aware whether I could/should simply bridge and then use the extreme ? A bit off topic but it’s the result I am looking for. I purchased an extender and to try and offer some relief but as my wifi drops constantly not certain its going to offer what I was hoping to improve upon. Thanks again for the response ( both )
If you've found that the reception you had with your airport extreme was better, than sure, your modem can be bridged so you can use it (as you wouldn't want to be behind two routers). I'll send a message to your Community Inbox to help you with that.
Edit: kevinds always a few seconds ahead
Ahh okay. You can definitely change the broadcast channel, but this would be within the 2.4GHz band; the wireless modems we offer don't operate on the 5GHz band.
Thanks for the response.
Retrieving data ...