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How do I set up dual bands on a Jetpack 6620?
MALOHA401
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Is there a way to set dual band on the Jetpack 6620? I can only find the option of either 5GHz or 2.4, but not dual. I have one device that only recognizes 2.4, but for the rest I use 5GHz.

Thank you!

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Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
MALOHA401
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I checked updates before I came to the forums, so I'm up to date.

Also, I'm using the jetpack in my car, so the bridging isn't a solution.

Thanks for all the replies, but I take it the answer to my original question is "no".

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Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
Ann154
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See page 60 of the user manual for instructions to put the device in dual band mode.

Also the devices that use 5 GHz are backward compatible with 2.4 Ghz so you could use that if dual band isn't available for some reason.

http://cache.vzw.com/multimedia/mim/vzw-jetpack-mifi6620l/internet-vzw-jetpack-mifi6620l-ug.pdf

And John_Getzke​, check out page 46 of the manual!

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
7e18n1
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What is it you say, ninja'd again?

See post 7: https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/838003

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Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
Ann154
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Looks like the OP asked a question that wasn't covered by the link you provided unless I missed it. Did you see what I was referring to for the mention to John?

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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7e18n1
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Yes, I saw it two years ago and noted it to him in post 7. I wasn't talking your excellent advice to the OP, I was talking about John on page 46 of he manual. 

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Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
MALOHA401
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That's the problem - the manual says the option exists for dual band, but I only have the option for  either 2.4 or 5 - not dual. There is no drop down or option for both bands.

I thought I might be missing something, but I've gone into the admin settings numerous times thinking I missed a setting, but can't find it. The manual does say that the dual band option is not available with a guest network - I don't have a guest network. I wouldn't know how to set a guest network.

Stumped... any other suggestions???

Thanks!

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Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
Ann154
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7e18n1 wrote:

Yes, I saw it two years ago and noted it to him in post 7. I wasn't talking your excellent advice to the OP, I was talking about John on page 46 of he manual.

Ah, I see it now. However it was written just vague enough that I didn't register the reference.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
7e18n1
Sr. Member

Well, it's not the first time a device has been in conflict with the manual. Firmware updates are supposed to be automatic, check that you have the latest:

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/jetpack-mifi-6620l-update

> Stumped...any other suggestions???

Bridge to a dual band wireless router and use it as your main router.

There are two ways to bridge. Option 1 uses a separate device designed to bridge Wi-Fi to Ethernet which then allows the use of any wireless router. Option 2 uses a specific wireless router that the Jetpack can USB tether too.

Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
John_Getzke
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Ha!  I have been immortalized in an official Verizon User Manual.

Re: How to set dual band on Jetpack 6620?
MALOHA401
Member

I checked updates before I came to the forums, so I'm up to date.

Also, I'm using the jetpack in my car, so the bridging isn't a solution.

Thanks for all the replies, but I take it the answer to my original question is "no".

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