Oreo - Change WiFi frequency band?

  1. Aevangelist
    Eclair Nov 20, 2017

    Aevangelist , Nov 20, 2017 :
    Hey guys,

    It seems as if there is no option in Oreo any more to change the WiFi frequency band. Have I gone blind or is that true? Deleting the WiFi and setting it up again also did not provide the respective option. Ever since Nougat, my WiFi drops regularly on the phone (and just on the phone). The only way to stabilize it was to switch between frequency bands. Thus, this option is really kind of a necessity for me. Someone got any advice?

  2. Ultra.Numan
    Gingerbread Nov 20, 2017

    Ultra.Numan , Nov 20, 2017 :
    You've not gone blind, I can't find it either, but I don't tend to use the 2.4GHz band.

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  3. Aevangelist
    Eclair Nov 20, 2017

    Aevangelist , Nov 20, 2017 :
    Alright, thanks for the clarification! For me, it seems to depend on the specific WiFi network. In some the 2.4 GHz band is better and in others it's the 5 GHz band. After the Oreo Update, I'm stuck on 5 GHz.

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  4. Mooie_Vent
    Cupcake Nov 20, 2017

    Mooie_Vent , Nov 20, 2017 :
    I have the same problem. Ever since nougat there hasn't been an option to call anonymously either.

    An update fixing these thing would be appreciated greatly!
    -wifi-connection issues/wifiband-selection
    -An option per sim-card slot to select anonymous calling

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  5. helgarking
    Froyo Nov 20, 2017

    helgarking , Nov 20, 2017 :
    I was about to ask about this too, I don't like that I cannot select which WiFi band to use

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  6. varshithgolla
    Eclair Nov 21, 2017

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  7. Aevangelist
    Eclair Nov 22, 2017

    Aevangelist , Nov 22, 2017 :
    This is really annoying, my WiFi now drops regularly again. Why would the possibility to choose the frequency band be removed in the first place? I can't make any sense of such a decision.

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  8. Ace786
    Cupcake Nov 25, 2017

    Ace786 , Nov 25, 2017 :
    This is not only annoying but frustrating to find this option no longer exists, what was OnePlus thinking? please bring this feature back asap as with a unreliable wifi, I found solace in able to switch to 5Ghz manually!!! :((

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  9. Fadihadad
    Eclair Nov 25, 2017

    Fadihadad , Nov 25, 2017 :
    what do you mean guys with changing WiFi band? I can use the both bands after updating! this is the wifis and you can see 2.4 and 5ghz

  10. dodojanik
    Honeycomb Nov 25, 2017

    dodojanik , Nov 25, 2017 :
    Its been disabled allready in Android 7.0 at least in the stock version. Had a familiar issue on a Nexus device so i had to disable the 5.0 GHz frequency on my router.

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  11. Aevangelist
    Eclair Nov 26, 2017

    Aevangelist , Nov 26, 2017 :
    Before the Oreo Update, it was possible to manually select the frequency band in the menu. Now it just takes one band and and stays on it without the possibility to change it. Your picture doesn't show the respective option either.

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  12. Aevangelist
    Eclair Nov 26, 2017

    Aevangelist , Nov 26, 2017 :
    No, it was definitely possible before the Oreo Update. You just had to click on your WiFi and there was the option to select between "automatic", 5 GHz, and 2.4 GHz. Now it seems to be stuck on the automatic selection - which is really bad when you were having problems with stability. As I already said, this problem only affects my phone, so it is certainly not an issue of the WiFi/router itself.

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  13. UserxNick
    Donut Jan 6, 2018

    UserxNick , Jan 6, 2018 :
    hi, I also have this problem since I upgraded to oreo, before I set about 2.4 ghz now and automatic and late to make the switch at 5ghz, how to solve? How can you tell oneplus to manually change the wifi frequency with Oreo?

  14. CJUNIOR1978
    Cupcake Jan 11, 2018

    CJUNIOR1978 , Jan 11, 2018 :
    Hi, OnePlus need to add the frequency changer option back. I'm having so many wifi issues now. It seems that the frequency got stuck in 5GHz and now i'm losing connectivity. Before the Oreo update, i was able just to change the frequency and get everything working. It was stable. Also, my OnePlus 5 does not like a network that contains 2.4 and 5Ghz option combine. it keeps dropping connection. Now, i had to change my router settings to divide the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz and keep changing networks which is a pain. Please fix.

  15. carlfrench2002
    Cupcake Jan 11, 2018

    carlfrench2002 , Jan 11, 2018 :
    I also am finding this frustrating, my smart bulbs only work on 2.4g with my phone stuck on 5g I can't control them, please fix asap

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  16. Mrnico93
    Froyo Jan 14, 2018

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  17. Miguel Mendes Pinto
    Donut Jan 15, 2018

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    Jan 15, 2018

  19. Miguel Mendes Pinto
    Donut Jan 15, 2018

    Miguel Mendes Pinto , Jan 15, 2018 :
    Hmm ok, i thought we were talking about wi-fi issues and connectivity since i can't change to 2.4GHz either and that be the main problem. And don't take me by fool here, tho. I already did it Wipe cache, Factory reset, and i am seriously considering to downgrade to Nougat, since i didnt saw any reply by oneplus team yet to the multiple threads already made for wi-fi problems.

    Best regards.

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  20. G_Avee_B_Xaxb
    Jelly Bean Jan 15, 2018