The niwa like many ioT devices may have issues connecting to networks that are blended 5 and 2ghz.
Thought I’d create this thread to share experiences.
Never could join this wireless network with the niwa. Tried turning off AX support for 5ghz, turning down power output on 5ghz network in advanced setttings…nothing worked
Google Mesh v1
5 GHz Radio Frequency, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency
Niwa was able to join network without any changes. This was nice for a fairly modern network and wireless paradigm.
AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation)
802.11a/b/g/n simultaneous dual-band
Niwa was able to join network without any changes.
If you are trying to set up a grow room and have an existing wifi access point that doesn’t work with the niwa, it’s super easy to get a cheap one like the apple express and set it in bridge mode as a grow network.
I’m going to test a eero wifi network this week as it advertises that you can disable the 5GHZ bands momentarily to assist ioT devices.