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R6100 Router wireless network options

kimberli71
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R6100 Router wireless network options

I'm trying to set up the Netgear R6100 WiFi Router (AC1200 Dual Band) and have no idea why there are two router wireless options when I set up the wireless network. Both give me the option to enable. Do I use both? One has 2.4GHz b/g/n and has (5GHz 802.11a/n/ac) 

 

Should both of them be enabled? Both show up when I search for a wireless connection, which is why I'm confused.

 

This is the same thing for the guest router. Do I enable both, and set a password?

 

Can I change the name to the router and the guest network?

 

Sorry for all the questions. I did the wizard for the internet set up, but can't seem to figure out the three questions above. Any help will be greatly appreciated!  Thank you!

Model: R6100|AC1200 Dual Band Router
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antinode
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Re: R6100 Router wireless network options

> [...] Dual Band [...]

 

> [...] have no idea why there are two router wireless options when I
> set up the wireless network. [...]

 

   "Dual Band" means that it can use two radio bands.

 

> [...] Do I use both? [...]

 

   Many people do.

 

> [...] This is the same thing for the guest router. Do I enable both,
> and set a password?

 

   If you want.

 

> Can I change the name to the router and the guest network?

 

   If you want.


> Sorry for all the questions. [...]

 

   Here's an idea which might help:

 

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.

   A Web search for terms like, say:

 

      WiFi  basics

 

might deal with some of your basic questions.

 

   The 2.4GHz band generally has lower speed and longer range than the
5GHz band.  Not all client devices can use both.

 

> [...] Both show up when I search for a wireless connection, [...]


   For the people who can't see what you're holding, "show up" on
_what_?

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