Smart Connection on/off

raion969

Senior Member
Do you use smart connection and does it have any negative inpact for overall performance in terms of lan performance because the router has to "work" a little bit more maybe ?
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
Do you use smart connection and does it have any negative inpact for overall performance in terms of lan performance because the router has to "work" a little bit more maybe ?

The only performance issue I notice is that using Smart Connect can leave you wondering which WLAN you are connected to (the WLAN usually determines client performance, so you need to know which WLAN to interpret client performance). This is bothersome when debugging because you have to always be inspecting client connection status to know. So, I prefer using different SSIDs and hard connecting my clients to them... I see this as the most predictable and timely connection of my wireless clients.

During AiMesh development, I switch back to using SC from time to time to see how clients respond. Eventually, my client connections get created for SSID, and SSID-50 or SSID-24. So, it becomes rather simple to test with each firmware release... just toggle SC on/off. In a perfect router firmware and wireless client world, I'd leave SC enable. But I prefer it disabled now.

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raion969

Senior Member
for me i had a littlebit of randoem connection disconnects or slower performance with SC enabled
 

heysoundude

Very Senior Member
SmartConnect works best when switched OFF.
The older I get, though - even while wifi is getting better and better - the more I like/want/prefer a wired connection. Running/fishing/terminating cables has turned into a sport for me, one that i always WIN!
you know you've gone too far when someone in the house starts walking around muttering "Switches...ethernet switches everywhere..."
 

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