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Two wireless networks networks

I have two smart televisions in the house. The newer one (like all my other devices) is showing my one wireless network name. 

 

The older television is showing two the networks names. One with 5g pho and the other with 2.4 ghz

 

is there a reason for this. Is it because it’s an older television. I thought the unit was suppose to automatically choose the  better ghz?

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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@Chuck_M wrote:

Your TV is just showing available networks...  the older TV doesnt realize the same SSID on both networks are the same.  

 


Correct @Chuck_M , there are devices that look for the MAC address of the network's AP and not only the SSID. So if you have a Router and a Satellite you will see 4 networks two from the router (2.4 and 5 GHz) and two from the satellite (2.4 and 5 GHz) because each of these networks has a unique MAC address. 

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Re: Two wireless networks networks

It maybe that the older TV FW can show two different SSID names between the two frequencies even though the Orbi is broadcasting just the one SSID, the TV is separating them based on the two frequencies. Have you updated the FW on the TVs? 


@Warren123 wrote:

I have two smart televisions in the house. The newer one (like all my other devices) is showing my one wireless network name. 

 

The older television is showing two the networks names. One with 5g pho and the other with 2.4 ghz

 

is there a reason for this. Is it because it’s an older television. I thought the unit was suppose to automatically choose the  better ghz?


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Your TV is just showing available networks...  the older TV doesnt realize the same SSID on both networks are the same.  

 

When you configure those TVs you will have to pick the appropriate band and SSID, but this isnt anything other than an older Television firmware.  Has zero to do with Orbi.

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My Equipment: Cox Cable (350Mb/35Mb), Orbi AX6000 (RBR850, RBS850), w/2 x RBS50) (Wired backhaul), NG GS116PP Gigabit Smart Switch, Synology DS1019+ NAS
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@Chuck_M wrote:

Your TV is just showing available networks...  the older TV doesnt realize the same SSID on both networks are the same.  

 


Correct @Chuck_M , there are devices that look for the MAC address of the network's AP and not only the SSID. So if you have a Router and a Satellite you will see 4 networks two from the router (2.4 and 5 GHz) and two from the satellite (2.4 and 5 GHz) because each of these networks has a unique MAC address. 

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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@Warren123 wrote:

I thought the unit was suppose to automatically choose the  better ghz?


Better signal is more important than "better" GHz. 2.4 GHz has a longer range than 5 GHz. Less likely to fall over if the signal fades.

 

A TV will work find with 2.4 GHz. It is only recently that they started using 5 GHz.

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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