freq_list in network is not working

Mohamedhusain N mohamedhusain.n at
Thu Aug 20 05:10:04 EDT 2020


I have two access points with the same name  "BSNL" -  2.4 GHz in Router and 5 GHz with Mobile hotspot.

I have added freq_lisi in the conf file to connect with 2.4 GHz AP, but the wpa_supplicant still connects to 5 GHz AP.


>From the logs I can see the 2.4 GHz AP is selected, but the connected AP is 5 GHz. Can anyone explain why I see this behaviour and any way to connect to the 2.4 GHz network only?

wlan0: Selecting BSS from priority group 0
wlan0: 0: e6:73:b0:df:9e:cb ssid='BSNL' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x1531 level=-55 freq=5180
wlan0:    selected based on RSN IE
wlan0:    skip - frequency band not allowed
wlan0: 1: 78:32:1b:a2:20:68 ssid='BSNL' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x411 level=-53 freq=2427
wlan0:    selected based on RSN IE
wlan0:    selected BSS 78:32:1b:a2:20:68 ssid='BSNL'

Mohamed Husain
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