So if we have the pods we can't have smart plugs at all?
That really sucks since I've yet to find a smart plug that works on 5GHz. They all work on 2.4GHz.
@Lawrence1970 -- So if we have the pods we can't have smart plugs at all?
If you purchase a third-party WiFi-capable router, can you create another WiFi network, and connect those plugs to that network, instead of connecting to the router's WiFi network?
Internet -> Shaw router -> WiFi #1 -> Shaw pods & your WiFi-supporting smart-phones and notebook computer.
Your router --> WiFi #2 --> your pods
Does your router need an Internet connection, say if you wanted to remotely want to control a plug, or will it be sufficient for you to connect your smart-phone to this secondary network, to control the plugs, while you are at home?
No need to separate the bands even if your smart plugs call for 2.4Ghz. Let the router and pods do all the figuring. I have an array of pods, plugs, lights and speakers, some requiring 2.4Ghz to configure. The machine learning (AI) will figure it all out. These systems are designed to be consumer friendly, vis a vis simple. Get your Gateway set up in dual band, that is don’t separate the bands, add pods if you have them, join your smart home hardware and let BlueCurve do the rest. Enjoy.
I am dumb like a rock when it comes to these things. Can you please explain wifi router and how I set it up with my Gateway and pods? Oddly enough my smart plugs that were connected before we "upgraded" to Blue Curve still work but I can't connect any new ones! Thanks in advance for any help!
You are correct. You can only separate the networks if you DO NOT have the expander pods.
Yes, some 2.4GHz devices will work, but some will not (I.e. Geeni smart bulbs) unless you do this.