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Different Names for 2.4 and 5 GHz Networks

How many of you have different names for your 2.4 and 5 GHz networks?

I'm currently using the same name and allowing devices to determine which is best to connect to. I'm wondering if it would be better to have separate network names and try to extend the 5 GHz as far as possible.
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Re: Different Names for 2.4 and 5 GHz Networks

ericnix wrote:
How many of you have different names for your 2.4 and 5 GHz networks?

I'm currently using the same name and allowing devices to determine which is best to connect to. I'm wondering if it would be better to have separate network names and try to extend the 5 GHz as far as possible.


I have separate SSID's for each wireless band. I like to be able to control what device connects to which band, and that's easy to do with different SSID's. They have very different characteristics and uses, and it's nice to get the clients sorted out to reflect that. I tend to use 5GHz. (with less interference but shorter range) for media streaming, with wireless-ac or faster wireless-n. 2.4GHz. tends to get used for devices that don't support 5GHz. (*smile*), plus casual use like web surfing, email, smart phones (I don't stream media on phones myself), etc.
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