Add an option to disable 802.11a protocol in 5Ghz band.

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Status: New Idea

Provide an option to disable an outdated 802.11a protocol on 5GHz radio band, such that the access point operates only in 802.11n/ac mode. The protocol 802.11a is so old that at this point it would be very hard to even find a device that supports it, while not supporting 802.11n/ac. Such an improvement would allow keeping the overcrowded spectrum a bit cleaner.

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by
on ‎04-07-2019 11:58 AM

This is already possible.
Under Settings -> Wireless networks-> 802.11 Rate and beacon controlls you can set the data rate contoll to not include a an b.

by
on ‎04-07-2019 08:48 PM
That is incorrect. And let me reiterate - it is not possible to disable 802.11a. You are talking about disabling 802.11b in the 2.4GHz band, but that does not apply to 802.11a in 5GHz band. You can set minimum data rate higher to "squeeze" 802.11a beacons, but you cannot disable it altogether.
by
on ‎04-08-2019 11:10 AM

What you are asking is simply not possible for the technical reason. 

by
on ‎04-08-2019 07:00 PM
It is quite possibly so. I would truly appreciate if you elaborated on the nature of the technical reason. Is it specific to Ubiquity hardware? Or alternatively, does it generally follow from the protocol specifications? Could you also opine on how is it possible for other manufacturers to offer an option to disable 802.11a? Are those other manufacturers somehow "faking" it, such that 802.11a remains enabled, or are they falling out of compliance with 802.11 specs? Many thanks indeed.