I'm running a network in my house with a single-band router, but have both 802.11n and g devices. As such, as far as I can tell, my network drops down to g speeds (54Mbps) whenever I use a g device on the network - losing out on approx 250Mbps of bandwidth.
I have a second single-band access point and I want to be able to separate my n and g traffic: is this possible? I know it's possible with a dual-band AP, but I'm trying to avoid spending more money when I have 2 APs lying around.
I could also use two different SSIDs, one for n and one for g - but then that involves essentially having 2 different networks to set up on any n device, meaning I need to share two passwords and log into two networks, then set the n to take priority. I'd rather use the same SSID, but one AP transmitting n and the other on g. Will this work? I'm assuming it could cause problems where the device connects to the g network if it's got a stronger signal, but I don't mind that occasionally as long as it will normally connect to the "right" access point.
Will it work? Are there any other potential problems?