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|Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 21:44 Post subject: Will "Band Steering" ever be implemented in DD-WRT
Band steering is a technology that detects whether or not the wireless client is dual-band capable, and if it is, it will push the client to connect to the less congested 5GHz network. It does this by actively blocking the client’s attempts to associate with the 2.4GHz network. Since both 802.11n and the latest 802.11ac standards support 5GHz band, band steering can ensure that they achieve their maximum performance without being bottlenecked by legacy 802.11b/g clients. This way, you can make the most of the latest technology and at the same time ensure backwards compatibility with existing legacy equipment.
Band Steering is mostly found in more expensive (enterprise) wireless solutions like Aruba Networks, Cisco Meraki but even some D-Link routers have it.
This would be great to have in our DD-WRT routers!
Is it even possible to have this in DD-WRT?