Smart Connect combines both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks into a single SSID. This enables your device to connect automatically to the appropriate network depending on your device's hardware capabilities. Smart Connect is on by default, so if you would like to split the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks you can do the following to turn off this function:
The management route is the same on both the Mercku M2 and the Mercku M6.
Using the Mercku App:
- Open the Mercku App on your mobile device
- Select Settings > Select Wi-Fi Settings > Click Smart Connect to turn it off.
Using the Mercku Portal
- Visit http://mywifi.mercku.tech, and log in using your Router Admin Password
- Under Settings > Select Wi-Fi Settings > Click the slider beside Smart Connect
Once you disable Smart Connect, you will see two networks - the 2.4 GHz network (will have the same SSID), and the 5 GHz network (SSID - 5G). The passwords and SSID's for both networks will remain the same unless you choose to change them. This is a good way if you want to connect your client devices to dedicate 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz.
Please Note: Some wireless devices only support connection with the 2.4 GHz channel, mainly IoT (Smart Home) devices like thermostats, and smart cameras.