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hub 2 only offers narrow range of WiFi channels

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shinyblue
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hub 2 only offers narrow range of WiFi channels

Just set up my hub 2 router but on the channel selector it only has a small range of channels available. I get a lot of interference from neigbours. All the channels have 4 or more access points on them. My last router's 5GHz channel was set to 100 but this does not seem to be an option?
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shinyblue
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Hi,
To operate on channels higher than channel 48 the router is required by OFCOM to support DFS.
Detailed background in the whitepaper which can be found from:
https://wifinigel.blogspot.com/p/5ghz-in-uk.html?m=1

Most domestic grade routers do not appear to implement DFS.
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Re: hub 2 only offers narrow range of WiFi channels

OK, thanks for the answer.

The Plusnet Hub 2 router modem is a bit of a disappointment: few wifi channels means it will struggle in urban environments and [firmware that restricts the full potential of the hardware](https://community.plus.net/t5/Fibre-Broadband/Plusnet-hub-2-router-How-to-use-WAN-port-as-LAN-port-4...).