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Re: Fedora wifi: Specifying 2.4 or 5.8 GHz

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:06:38AM +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 12:00 +1000, Dan Irwin wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > I have a Cisco AIR-1252 access point with both 2.4 and 5.8 GHz radios.
> > I have configured both radios to broadcast the same ssid.
> > 
> > How can I tell fedora to use only 5.8GHz ? So far it only connects to
> > the 2.4GHz radio.
> > 
> > What are the options here, apart from running different ssids for 2.4
> > and 5.8GHz?
> man iwconfig
> (or "man iw" if you have it)

True enough, but I doubt if that will help much if you are using

I'm sorry, but I don't think there is a very "user friendly" way to
do what you want other than using different SSIDs.  OTOH, a clever
SSID for the 5GHz band is a good piece of social engineering to get
those with appropriate hardware to use the alternate band even if
they don't understand enough to know why their "giga" hurts...

John W. Linville		Linux should be at the core
linville redhat com			of your literate lifestyle.

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