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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

CC268
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Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

Hey guys I am just wondering if I should name the 2.4GHz and 5GHz differently or give them both the same network name? Will it just connect to the best connection or what?
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Retired_Member
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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

Just add 5g or 2.4 to the end of one is what I do. Having different names is the best way to eliminate confusion.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

There is huge discussion about this but it is always bette to have different SSID so that you can "identify" the band you want to use.

Discussion was to keep the wireless seamless and dual band capable wireless device may able to hop on you will also come to range issues etc and you will difficult to know which one you are on specially portable device like iphone
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CC268
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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

Thanks guys!
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Devor
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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

Alternatively, add a number and letter suffix.

For example, "SSID_1A" and "SSID_1B".

The SSID represents whatever you want to call your network, the number represents the wireless router in your network and the letter represents the radio band. Or, if you're going to setup an extender and want seamless roaming between wireless access points, omit the number.
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djbolden
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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

Has anyone actually found a way to get the GUI interface to LET you use the same SSID? I know all the arguments for using a different SSID but I want to try using the same one for simplicity.

The stupid error checking routine WILL NOT LET ME. It keeps saying "The SSID is duplicate, please change to another one" and refuses to accept the SSID.

Have I missed some way to force the WNDR4300 to accept duplicate SSIDs?
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

You can only use single band at a time so it is not simplicity and if you loose the either band and you have setup both on laptop or smartphone when one band drops, signal issues it will use

You will not going to find which band you are connecting.

I personally think it is bad practice.
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djbolden
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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

I understand you have your preference - mine is different. The simple question is - is it possible to use a single SSID with the dtock firmware?

If not I'll try loading DD-WRT.

Thanks,
dj
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djbolden
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Re: Router Setup - 2.4 or 5GHz?

By the way - using Windows, a simple:

netsh wlan show interfaces

will show the channel in use and by extension you can readily know which band you are connected to.
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jmizoguchi
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There is much can so when firmware will not allow.
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