AX50 - Problem with SmartConnect and casting
Just purchased an AX50 and am loving it so far. However, last night ran into a problem that seems to be related to Smart Connect.
I turned Smart Connect on when first configuring the router. (Which meant that my wifi network, named shadowfax, was running both 2.4 and 5 ghz under the same name.)
Then, later in the day, I was setting up my Chromecast. I could connect the Chromecast to the wifi network, but I could not stream from my phone to the device. It was like they weren't on the same network. I looked into it using Tether, and the Chromecast had connected to 5G, while my phone was on the 2.4G.
Just to see, I quickly logged into the router and turned off Smart Connect. The Chromecast start working immediately -- I was able to cast with no problem. Now every device in my house is on the shadowfax network, not shadowfax_5g.
Is this a known problem with Smart Connect? Any way to address this?