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should i use a different ssid for 2.4ghz band and 5ghz band

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July 18, 2014 3:48:23 AM

I have an enginius ac1200 cloud router

should the ssid for the 2.4ghz band be the same ssid name or different ssid name as the 5ghz band?

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July 18, 2014 4:11:35 AM

WINTERLORD said:
I have an enginius ac1200 cloud router

should the ssid for the 2.4ghz band be the same ssid name or different ssid name as the 5ghz band?



I gave my two bands similar names but followed with 2.4 and 5.0.
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July 18, 2014 4:54:30 AM

Its mostly personal preference. If you give them the same SSID then the devices that support both bands will pick based on signal strength by themselves if you which to pick which band your devices use then you need different SSID. There are advantage and disadvantages with both choices.
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July 19, 2014 1:42:55 AM

well if I name them the same since the router can do them all concurrent would naming um the same be faster
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July 19, 2014 2:22:07 AM

The router manufacture are doing their very best to confuse you. They quote the rates adding the rates together but this is being intentionally deceptive. The router can run both radios simultaneously but they neglect to point out that it must run to different devices. The end device generally only have one radio chip so can only run 1 band at a time but even if they had 2 radios both the router and end device would need special drivers to bond 2 radio signals into session. It is technically possible I suppose but I have never seen it done. There is some specialized outdoor point to point equipment that does it.
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