Can I have multiple access points with the same SSID?

Can I have multiple access points with the same SSID?

It is permissible to have multiple AP with the same SSID. This is standard practice in a multi-AP environment. You just need to make sure they are on different channels. You can leave them broadcasting if they are both the exact same SSID, or you can disable the broadcast on the second and follow what Mike said.

How do I get a single SSID for multiple access points?

Quick overview

  1. Connect two access points to the same network.
  2. Make sure that there is only 1 DHCP server.
  3. Use the same wireless network name (SSID) for both AP’s.
  4. Use the same password and encryption settings for both AP’s.
  5. Enjoy!

Should all APs be on same channel?

When APs have overlapping coverage they should be set to different non-overlapping channels. This prevents the APs from causing an increase in channel utilization or interfering with each other. The goal of using different non-overlapping channels is to avoid the affects caused by channel utilization and interference.

What is Wi-Fi AP SSID?

SSID stands for Service Set IDentifier and is your network’s name. If you open the list of Wi-Fi networks on your laptop or phone, you’ll see a list of SSIDs. Wireless router or access points broadcast SSIDs so nearby devices can find and display any available networks.

Should you use the same SSID for 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz?

Almost all current wireless devices support both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies. Older 2.4Ghz only devices will just connect to the 2.4Ghz frequency and not even see the 5Ghz frequency, so having the same SSID will work fine for them.

How does multiple SSID work?

In Multi-SSID mode, the access point creates multiple wireless networks to provide different security and VLAN groups. This mode is suitable when you want your devices connected to different wireless networks and become isolated by VLANs. Log in the web-based management of the Access Point.

Should my 2.4 and 5Ghz same SSID?

Can I have 2 Wi-Fi networks in my house?

Yes, it is possible to use two (or even more than two) routers on the same home network. The benefits of a two-router network include: Improved wireless reach (signal range): Adding a second wireless router to an existing Wi-Fi network can extend its reach to accommodate far away devices.

What UNII 3?

UNII-3. The UNII-3 or the UNII- Upper range goes from 5,725MHz to 5,850MHz. It contains the following channels: 149, 153, 157, 161, and 165. Due to the overlaps with the frequencies designated to the ISM band (industrial, scientific, and medical), it is often referred to as the UNII-3/ISM range.

What are overlapping channels?

Adjacent-Channel interference occurs when devices from overlapping channels are trying to talk over each other. Channels that have interference from other devices are considered to be ‘crowded’. Considering the 2.4 GHz band is only 100 MHz wide, the 11 channels of 20 MHz overlap with one another.

Why do I have 2 SSID?

Some routers offer multiple SSIDs on the same band. One SSID may be a guest network that allows users to connect to the Internet but not to other local devices, while the other SSID allows Internet access and connection to other WiFi devices on that SSID as well as local Ethernet connected devices.

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