Does Guest networks increase total transmit power?

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MakeItEasy

Occasional Visitor
Hello,

Without wanting to start again on the harmfulness of WIFI waves, do you know if activating a Guest network permanently increases the power of the waves? I have an RT-AC86U set up in SmartConnect so there are 2 SSIDs but two frequencies for each SSID. The router can activate up to 4 networks (3 guests) simultaneously.

Thank you
 

drabisan

Senior Member
Emitted power will not increase. It will send an additional beacon every 100ms (default setting), but as one radio can send only one frame at a moment, that beacon will be send when nothing else is send over radio, so it doesn't add up.
 

MakeItEasy

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Thanks a lot for your answers.

If I understood correctly, the signal strength is, on the other side, also not weaker if several networks are running at the same time? (and thus having only one network (2.4/5) will not improve the signal)
 

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