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Solved: Naming a wireless network using two wireless routers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by brainwave89, Dec 23, 2014.

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  1. brainwave89

    brainwave89 Thread Starter

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    I live in a large house that has ethernet ports throughout the house. I need to have two separate wireless routers to insure I have wireless coverage. There will be one upstairs and one downstairs. Is there any advantages or disadvantages in naming both of the wireless networks with the same name?

    Thank you for looking.
     
  2. zx10guy

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    I wouldn't use two SOHO wireless routers for this.

    The better way is to use APs from companies like Aruba Networks, Ubiquiti, or Meraki. These companies have APs which allow them to operate as one unified wireless network without the expense of purchasing a wireless controller. By doing this, you have the ability to add APs anytime you want which will join the AP cluster and operate as a unified device with the cluster. It allows the ability to have the APs being aware of each other and as a result adjust their output transmissions so they won't be stomping on each other running full blast. It allows you to use one or more SSIDs which all the APs will service and hence more seamless roaming throughout your house; without issues inherent with using independent APs or with SOHO wireless routers configured to use the same SSID. These systems also have the ability to constantly auto select operating channels in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands so your wireless network is always operating at the best efficiency/performance.
     
  3. brainwave89

    brainwave89 Thread Starter

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    Thank you zx10guy. That makes perfect sense! Enjoy your holidays.
     
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