The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other regulatory bodies around the world have opened up a new range of spectrum in the 6 Gigahertz (GHz) band for unlicensed use. The 6GHz band provides more channels, more bandwidth, and has less network congestion as compared to existing 2.4/5GHz bands. However, even though 6GHz capable radios are present and reachable in networks, 6GHz capable clients may still associate to a 2.4GHz or 5GHz radio because these bands typically have wider coverage and stronger signal strength than the 6GHz band. As a result, clients may not obtain the best performance available. Presented herein are techniques to steer 6GHz capable clients to a 6GHz radio when such clients associate to a non-6GHz radio, which can help to increase wireless network performance by providing the best performing band and decreasing network congestion by load balancing between bands.

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