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MK84 - auto negotiate 2.4/5 GHz with client

Dragonerr
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MK84 - auto negotiate 2.4/5 GHz with client

I have ordered a MK84 mesh kit with router and three satellites; it will be here in two days. Meanwhile I'm  reading the User's Manual downloaded from this web site. Assume I have a wireless client that I want to allow access to my new network and that client is capable of both 2.4 and 5 GHz connectivity. My current network auto negotiates with the client and a speed is selected - the network name and password are the same for both speeds. If I understand the User's Manual for the MK84, I am about to lose auto negotiation and the client must select the speed and use the associated network name and password. This seems like a multi-year regression in technology.

 

I hope I have overlooked something in the User's Manual and one of you will tell me where to look or in the worst case, verify that I get it already. Thanks in advance for any help or pointers that you might provide.

  -- Jeff Barnett

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@Dragonerr wrote:

If I understand the User's Manual for the MK84, I am about to lose auto negotiation and the client must select the speed and use the associated network name and password. This seems like a multi-year regression in technology.

 


Not sure what you are asking about. What do you understand "auto negotiate" to mean? What do you want to achieve?

 

The MK80 is a Mesh router. It shares the SSID with both 2.4 and 5 GHz.

 

While many questions about routers are generic and could be answered anywhere, some things need specialist knowledge.

You might get more help, and find earlier questions and answers specific to your device, in the appropriate section for your hardware. That's probably here:

Nighthawk Mesh System - NETGEAR Communities

You might like to search there for messages related to your question.

I will ask the Netgear moderator to move your message.

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plemans
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Re: MK84 - auto negotiate 2.4/5 GHz with client

The MK series has the option of having the ssid's combined or separate. 

So you don't loose anything. You can choose which to setup/use. 

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