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I have lots of neighboring WiFi networks that I believe affect the performance quality of my 2.4G network. My 5G network is much faster and better performing. The SSID is required to be the same (my mesh network device’s limitation). My devices show the 2.4G network has better RSSI. Does RSSI take everything into account (including noise from other networks). I’m trying to figure out why my devices sometimes choose the 2.4G network to their own detriment.

  • I do not believe the RSSI takes into account congestion from other wifi networks. It definitely doesn't take into account interference from other non-wifi devices on the 2.4 GHz band. You can manually choose a 2.4GHz band with less interference on your router, and most devices will let you force 5GHZ. – Andy May 8 at 20:48

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