Best way to use a dual band wireless router.

  Peter Lanky 19:44 14 Oct 2014
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I've just purchased a dual band wireless router, but not sure which is the best (or recommended) way to set up the wireless element.

Is it better to create two separate networks with unique names on each band (i.e 'My Network 1' and 'My Network 2'), or to give both bands the same network name ('My Network')?

At the moment, I've given them separate names, and noticed that some of my devices don't even see the 5GHz network when scanning for available networks, but it's no problem to change if that it what is advised.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:03 14 Oct 2014

Yes best to split the networks, the old stuff will not see the 5Ghz as not compatible so set them for the slow band and the other stuff with the fast band.

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