Topic: lock in wireless channel?

Hi I have wrt1200ac from linksys thats on openwrt on 5ghz ac I have selected a specific channel but the router sometimes I check it it auto changes it to something else? is there a command to lock in the channel so it never changes it? thanks

2 (edited by mk24 2017-04-21 15:31:37)

Re: lock in wireless channel?

In many countries, the frequencies in the mid part of the 5 GHz band are also used by radar systems etc.  Thus the regulations require the router to change channels if it detects radar activity that it could interfere with.  This is called DFS-- Dynamic Frequency Selection.

Use a channel that is not DFS.  Those are channel 48 or lower, and 149 or higher.