Ring doorbell -- 2.4 ghz connection only

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I recently installed a Ring 2 video doorbell at my house.  It is having problems maintaining a connection to my APs even though the wifi speed at the location of the doorbell (outside my house) consistently has plenty of bandwidth and speed.  When I contacted Ring about this, they said one issue may be that the doorbell can only connect to a 2.4 signal, so if the AP is alternating between 2.4 and 5.0 signals, the doorbell signal may drop.  Is there a way to set it up so that the doorbell always connects with a 2.4 signal?
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rich47

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Andrea Coppini

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APs don’t alternate between 2.4 and 5, they have two separate radios so they handle both simultaneously and separately.

What might be impacting the Ring2 is a channel change. Enterprise grade APs continuously monitor the environment and sometimes change channels if they see that the channel they are on is becoming noisy. Some consumer-grade devices do not like that, so try to set the 2.4ghz channel statically on the AP.
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Ring 2 doorbell radio may not be high level, perhaps only uses channels 1, 6, and 11.
You might statically configure the 2.4g radio on the AP nearest to it, on one of these channels.
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Robert Lowe

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Agreed, imagine that channelfly is enabled on the AP/AP's and the RING unit is having a hard time keeping up with channel changes. Suggest you either reduce channels to 1,6,11 and change from channelfly to background scanning with a longer period between scans or go static