R8000 utilizing both 5Ghz Radios

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roderic100's picture
R8000 utilizing both 5Ghz Radios

I have the latest firmware for the R8000 (late December 2015) but I cannot seem to do anything with the second 5GHZ radio.  

I have tried every possible combination of enabling both radios and adjusting settings to take full advantage of each radio but they seem to interfeer with each other.  

I ended up disabling one of the radios and the best I can get is 400mb from the 5ghz radio.


Any ideas here?

madztm's picture
Try to search for possible

Try to search for possible config. All i did was choose some options from both 5ghz and went well. Other 1 is AC only and other is mixed.

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I have a R8000 with DDWRT (latest build). I have configured wifi 2.4Ghz with one SSID and the other 2 5GHz wifi with another SSID (both 5ghz the same ssid). I read somewhere in ddwrt site that all 3 wifi should have the same ssid, but it was not specific for R8000 or any other model. It was a tutorial to setup the new flashed ddwrt fw.

If I set up all 3 wifi with the same ssid will it work?

I guess with 2 5GHz with the same ssid, the router manages the devices between both radios. If I have all 3 with the same ssid, will R8000/ddwrt manage the devices wisely among them?

I`m asking it, because I had read that netgear had chosen a technology that manages devices among wifi with the same frequency, and asus had a different approach that would manage among 2.4 and 5GHz wifis. Now I see that instruction on ddwrt  tutorial and I`m wondering if it was a limitation of R8000 fw or the hardware.

Can anyone advise?




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With the stock firmware on

With the stock firmware on the R8000 the dual 5ghz WLANs have a pretty seamless handoff due to Netgears coding. With DD-WRT however I would recommend separate SSIDs for those networks with airtime fairness enabled. Regardless of the networks running on separate channels their both still putting out near the same attenuated frequency which can cause issues unmanaged. Also take into consideration, 5ghz has a much lower penetration ability when it comes to walls, even more so the higher the channel.