Is there a way to tell if a wireless device is using 2.4Gz or 5Gz?


#1

You know when someone’s purchased a new device… flood of questions :stuck_out_tongue:

Is there a way to tell which devices are using what frequency and/or which are using n vs g vs a networks?


#2

Yes it is possible depending on which gear you are referring to?


#3

I’m looking on the page of a PepLink Balance One. The devices are iphones, ipads, ipods, appletv’s, my thermostat… etc.


#4

You would not be able to get this information when using the integrated WAP that is built into the unit.

If using a external WAP you would be able to see these values under our AP controller feature (AP>Controller Status>Usage).

The most you will be able to see currently is the Wi-Fi signal strength of the wireless clients on the Status>Client List tab.


#5

InSSIDer software, tells you the SSID of everything around you, what channels they are running on, maps of the signals overlapping, what channels it would recommend, etc.


#6

Yes, but it does not tell you if an individual device is connecting to the SSID as 2.4GHz or 5GHz.


#7

Although not optimal, you could set up two SSIDs (Users 2 and Users 5) with each set to operate only on one band. Of course, you then have to maintain client configs for two networks. Still, it works…