What is the difference between Auto (high band preferred) and a fixed radio band in Smart Mesh?

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Zyxel_Bella
Zyxel_Bella Posts: 450  Zyxel Employee
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edited March 7 in Radio

The 'Auto (high band preferred)' mode in a Smart Mesh network actively seeks the best possible connection by analyzing factors like RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) and channel utilization. It dynamically switches between bands (high band like 5GHz preferred) to optimize connection quality, which can lead to temporary disconnects as the system searches for a more optimal link.

In contrast, selecting a fixed radio band (either 2.4GHz or 5GHz) disables this dynamic switching. The network remains on the selected band, providing a more stable connection but potentially missing out on a better connection that another band might offer at different times or in different areas of the coverage zone.