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SSID 5Ghz and 2.4 GHZ - same or different?

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by FreeLunch, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. FreeLunch

    FreeLunch New Around Here

    Dec 29, 2011
    I've read different suggestions on why you should or shouldn't use the same SSID for a 5 GHZ and a 2.4 GHZ router. I have a Linksys e4200 and was wondering what you guys recommend?

    thanks in advance...
  2. jdabbs

    jdabbs Super Moderator

    May 28, 2008
    A dual band client can only connect to one band at a time. If you want finer control over which band your client connects to, different SSIDs are the way to go.
  3. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

    Aug 11, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Depends on your network design and what clients are being used - both approaches work - I run dual band and the clients are smart enough to choose the best channel/band - some clients though, have issues...

    Most AP's I've seen have the option to split the SSID's.

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