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Need to setup different SSIDs for G and N clients for performance?

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by professordave, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. professordave

    professordave Occasional Visitor

    Jan 22, 2013

    I have both wireless G and wireless N clients.

    For performance, should I create different SSIDs for each frequency.

    I am going to be upgrading from an E3000 linksys router.

    On the E3000 I set 1 frequency for the N clients and 1 frequency for the G clients.

    Is this a good thing to do?
  2. mikeg

    mikeg Senior Member

    Sep 8, 2012
    You should have different SSID:s for the 2.4 and the 5 GHz band.
    I have the 2.4 GHz band for b/g and the 5 GHz for n-only.
    Do the same regarding channel with the help of inSSIDer , set it to a fixed channel Auto.

  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

    May 18, 2008
    Just to be clear. 802.11g devices are 2.4 GHz only. 802.11n devices can be single or dual band, i.e. 2.4 and/or 5 GHz.

    That said, it is best to assign a unique SSID to each band's radio so that dual-band devices can connect to the desired band.

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