Connection the Bridge using a Mesh network?

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After 4 months I had managed to make my Homekit bridge work yet my Time Capsule blew up over the weekend and I decided to upgrade to the Amplifi Hd Mesh network and the unit does Band steering and we all know the bridge is stuck in 2.4ghz. 

I tried separating the Signal in two bands and doing the whole procedure on the 2.4 band and it worked but then when I set my router back to its original settings, obviously nothing worked anymore. 

Then I tried to set the Hub on the normal steered signal, the bridge on the 2.4 but then I understood that the bridge needs a constant 2.4 connection after the whole setup is done. 

Then I tried the solution I knew would not work. to try and connect both units to the Steered signal. I have no problems setting up the garage door hub and it works fine, but it's impossible to do the transfer. 

Does anyone have any ideas short of Chamberlain releasing a 5 ghz Bridge before 2034. 

Thank you
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I know that others are having issues transferring the bridges to a new network, but I WAS successful in doing this I moved from an Apple AirPort network to a Plume mesh network about 2 months ago. I did NOT have to split the bands into specific 2.4 and 5 layers. Plume does both simultaneously (like yours). I did need to do a complete factory reset on both the homebridge and MyQ. There are specific button presses to complete this process. As part of the process, one of the button presses clears the homebridge / MyQ from HomeKit itself. Once you do that and before you attempt to pair again, check the Home app to ensure that both the door and homebridge are no longer in HomeKit. If they are, tap on the accessory and then tap on details then scroll to the bottom and tap remove from HomeKit.

Then in my experience you MUST setup the MyQ to the network first. Once that is online and functional, then go through the homebridge setup which will then initiate the transfer between the MyQ to the bridge and link them both to HomeKit.

The factory reset of both appears to be the key to success in this. That said, you may have to reset more than once as ihre first time i did, it did not completely clear from HomeKit and when I tried to pair it actually put 2 bridges in my HomeKit. I needed to clear both, then re-factory reset the devices and begin the setup process for MyQ and then the HomeBridge.
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That was the first thing I did to reset everything to factory settings. I made myself a guide on how to remember to do it because none of the guides published by Chamberlain worked for me on IOS 11. 
Amplifi suggested splitting the SSIDs but really it's not ideal because I enjoy the band steering. 

If connect my hub (301) to my main steered SSID I go to the setup.myqdevice.com to connect to wireless. Then I install the hub in the app. Once I've done that, I connect the bridge to the same signal. Then I add the bridge using the + sign, I then give it a name and when I get the part where it asks you to add opener, I need to force quit the app. Then log back in. Go into my places, Press the + then select the bridge, Press transfer. Hold the gear button on the HUB until it flashes Blue. Transfer. Then.. it goes on for 10 minutes and then times out. When I split my SSID, the transfer works within 2 minutes. 
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After talking to a rep from Ubiquiti / Amplifi. They told me to split the band. And the main signal remains steered. I'm unsure if having multiple SSID will slow down performance but I will see. As soon as I split my band, the Garage door started working again.  
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Can you just use a cheap wifi range extender in between the router and the Two Chamberlain devices? I have a AT&T modem router, but I use an Apple Airport Extreme as an extender (in extend/bridge mode), The Opener and MyQ HomeBridge tak only with the Airport Extreme. Been working great. Range extenders are mighty cheap these days.