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Enable different SSID for 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi on TP-Link AC1300 Router (EC230-G1)

tl;dr I have TP-Link AC1300 Router (EC230-G1) and I have trouble providing different SSIDs for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi band, because I cannot locate corresponding setting for 5 GHz bands. Does this ...
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Is there difference in range in dual band routers [duplicate]

My home router shows two things - Connect to a 2.4 GHz Wifi Connect to a 5 GHz Wifi I found the range of 5 GHz lower than that of 2.4 GHz Is that normal or something wrong with the router ...
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What's the benefit of Band Steering when both bands work anyway?

I have a computer that can connect to a Technicolor DGA2232 router both via 2.4 and 5 GHz. As we all know, 2.4 is better for distance while 5 is better for speed. But when the router's band steering ...
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Dual 4g modems for better (shared) internet?

At home, I've got a 4g modem (no good internet providers over a phone line or anything else). This works okay, but sometimes when everyone is home and all using the internet, it can get very slow and ...
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How to optimally utilise 2.4GHz & 5GHz bands?

I have a dual band router which transmits two WiFi signals: one at frequency 2.4GHz and the other at frequency 5GHz. I’ve read that, in general, the 5GHz band is quicker when at close range to the ...
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Is it possible to force a device to sign onto the 2.4g network band with band steering turned on?

For context, I'm a tech support agent for ISP customers. The reason I am asking is usually band steering is turned on with the wireless gateways I work with. I have many customers that call that can't ...
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Dual band routers

I’ll keep it short and simple. I have a dual band router. I want to know if having both the bands on reduces the network speed? As in if I switch the 5GHz network off... will I get a better speed on ...
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If I disable the 5GHz radio on my router will it improve my 2.4GHz performance or range?

I have an ASUS RT-AC53 dual-band router having 3 antennas. Currently, it is emitting both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi radios. I am just curious if I disable the 5GHz radio will it anyway improve the ...
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dual band router - which band am I supposed to use?

I've just bought my first dual band router – and i guess I didn't realize dual band meant it would actually create two wifi networks. I kind of thought maybe that one wifi network would just utilise ...
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Are both networks on a dual band router still connected if they have different names?

I have a dual band router and I have over 30 devices connected to it. Will the 2.4Ghz and the 5Ghz networks still be able to communicate with each other if the network names are different, or do you ...
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Ralink RT5572 based wireless adapter not working in AP mode in 5 GHz band with DFS

Objective: Get a CSL USB 2.0 WLAN adapter work in AP mode in the 5 GHz band, in a Linux-based system (in particular, Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, kernel 4.13). The USB adapter is based on a chipset from ...
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Understanding the output of the 'iw reg get' command

If I run the command iw reg get in my system (Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, kernel 4.13, iw version 3.17), I get the following output: country PT: DFS-ETSI (2402 - 2482 @ 40), (N/A, 20), (N/A) (5170 - ...
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Can the on-board 2.4 GHz WiFi card be replaced with a dual-band on an ASUS X550 series laptop?

I have an ASUS X552L i3 with Windows 7 64 bit and I want to upgrade my 2.4 GHz WiFi card (Ralink 802.11n) with one that lets me to also connect to the 5 GHz band (so a dual band). I know that ...
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Connect to dual band 802.11ac in Windows

I have a TP-Link Archer C7 router that claims: Simultaneous 2.4GHz 450Mbps and 5GHz 1300Mbps connections for 1.75Gbps of total available bandwidth. I have a Roswell RNX-AC1300PCE wireless card ...
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Home Router Network Connectivity Issues

I'm not entirely sure whether my question here is appropriate for this Stack Exchange site, but if there's one that's more appropriate, please let me know how to put my question there as well. So, ...
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Use Wi-Fi hotspot as "internet input" on router

I have recently purchased and configured two Linksys Business Dual WAN Gigabit VPN Routers (LRT224) [https://www.amazon.com/Linksys-Business-Gigabit-Router-LRT224/dp/B00GK640D6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&...
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Dual-band wifi router to dual-band extender: can/should I use a single SSID name?

I have a UK Virgin Media Suberhub 2ac Cable Modem/wifi router (rebranded Netgear) connected via wifi (ethernet not an option) to a LinkSys RE6700 extender. Currently I have it set up with four ...
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Why did my Wi-Fi connection improve after installation of a Wi-Fi range extender?

I live in a flat downstairs. The Internet router (Virgin Media) is placed upstairs. The data throughput was miserable (about 50 Mbps). Then I installed a Wi-Fi Range Extender (dual band). After ...
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Why is my 2.4ghz router dropping speed when WAN is from 2.4Ghz bridge on distant channel?

Follow along here, because this isn't a standard setup. I have a 2.4Ghz bridge connecting two "sites". It is on channel 13 and there is no other device detected up there in my area. The link is as ...
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Use both antennas, Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 7260 [7260HMW]

I just got the following wifi adapter: Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 7260 [7260HMW] https://amzn.com/B00HJCBV64 It has inputs for two antennas, but no matter what I do the second input does not work. ...
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Why is my WiFi file copy so slow?

I have shared a folder on my Debian 8 GNU/Linux PC using Samba network sharing service. The folder is on an external hard disk that is connected to the PC using an USB 3.0 cable. The PC is connected ...
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Netgear Nighthawk x8 R8500 Dual Band and Printing

I have a Netgear Nighthawk x8 R8500 Dual Band router that most all my devices connect to the 5 G channel and a couple of older devices and my new Brother MFG-9330cdw connect via the 2.4 G. From my ...
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Dual wi-fi on 1 adaptor

How do I connect to more than one wifi network using one adaptor? I have a dual-band 802.11n adaptor and Windows 8. I know about netsh commands for making your own network, but how can I create a ...
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Is WiFi 5Ghz band faster than 2.4Ghz band on the same network?

I have just purchased a dual band wireless router for my home network. I enable both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands with different SSIDs. My desktop's wireless adapter can only connect to the 2.4Ghz band. I'm ...
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How to know which wireless band I am connected to when router is running dual-band?

I have my router set up to work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the same SSID in dual-band mode. Sometimes, when I am on the edge of the 5GHz range, I suspect that my very poor internet performance is ...
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2 Wi-Fi connections, one at 2.4 and one at 5 GHz

Since I'm using a dongle to receive 5GHz Wi-Fi, I seem to be able to use 2 networks at the same time, one at 2.4GHz and one at 5GHz. Now I wonder, what does my computer do when I'm connected to both ...
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Are there routers that dynamically use both 2.4 and 5 GHz for connected clients?

Are there routers that dynamically use both 2.4 and 5 GHz for connected clients, that is, rather than having a client pick one or the other frequency band, allow a client to connect to both and ...
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Dual band 2x2 WiFi card in a 1x1 laptop

I've got a HP ProBook with a rather meh Qualcomm QCA9565 wireless N card (1x1), and I'm considering getting an Intel Wireless AC card to replace it. I have two choices: the Intel 3160AC which is a ...
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How does switching between two frequencies take place in a dual band MIMO WLAN system?

Since WLAN can operate on both 2.4 and 5 GHz, I would like to know how the switching between frequencies takes place in these systems. How will the system decide and switch by itself in which ...
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Extending dual band wifi signal

I've got poor signal strength and quality in one of the rooms in my house. This room has a single ethernet cable. I would like to extend my network so that said room upstairs has a better signal. I ...
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Dual Band AP - Can I put the same SSID on 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz?

I'm extending my home network with a new AP that I'll place in a place where the main wifi router signal is not available, connected via LAN (Cat6). I've read elsewhere about using the same SSID and ...
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What does dual band wireless mean?

I see that in some laptop specs. Like in intel dual band wireless-ac 7260 What's the dual band good for?
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How do I use my dual band Wi-Fi card to connect to 5GHz and 2.4GHz simultaneously on Windows?

I have an Intel Wireless-AC 7260HMW Wi-Fi card, and a dual band Wi-Fi AP. I can see both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi access points as separate entries in the list of Wi-Fi access points to connect to. ...
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Can you upgrade a laptop from an 802.11b/g to an "a" or other 5GHz compatible WLAN card?

And if so, is it worth it? All of my other devices run much faster and have stronger signals and are connected on the 5GHz channel (they are also obviously newer so...). I have replaced hard-drives in ...
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Adopting 802.11n, how to set it up for simultaneous dual band

I'm looking into upgrading my current Tomato ap to a 802.11n compliant access point initially using DD-WRT x86 until pfsense 2.2 alpha is out because pfsense 2.1 doesn't have 802.11n support. I'm ...
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Does giving two bands in a simultaneous dual band wireless router the same SSID double the bandwidth for a wireless connection?

I am sharing my wifi with a Linksys E2500 router, which allows you to name each frequency (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz) of wireless network a different name. A user told me that if each band has a different name,...
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confused with term "Dual Band"

So...I just got my new router. It's a N900 wireless router. I was wondering what "N900" means..and found out that it means 450Mbps + 450Mbps. The router also says it supports dual band. What's that ...
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Please explain the ideal dual-band wireless router setup for my scenario

I have been trying different routers at my house for the ideal wi-fi setup and have been struggling to find something that works well. Our house is medium sized (4 bedrooms, 2100 sq.ft) and the wi-fi ...
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What is the difference between 2.4G and 5G wireless?

I just got a new "dual band" wireless router. The sales rep didn't really understand the difference between the "2.4G" and "5G" (as stated in the marketing material) wireless networks that the router ...
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Using network printer on a dual-band wifi router

I have a DLink Dual Band dual band router. All the advanced devices in the house (laptops, iPad 3) are connected to the 5GHz 300MBs wireless-n band, and all the older devices are connected to the 2....
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Will it be useful to have a dual band wireless router when using a Wimax ADSL connection?

In my home, I have a Wimax ADSL connection. The router connects to the net through a modem (IDU). I just read about dual band routers. It seems to be they are useful when the router is connecting to ...
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Get the wireless adapter frequency-band mode in Windows 7

I have a dual-band 802.11n router operating in both frequency bands with the same SSID. My Windows 7 laptop has a dual-band wireless adapter. Is there a way to find out which frequency band is the one ...
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Dualband WiFi adapters/routers

I seem to remember reading somewhere about dualband adapters that can take advantage of specifically-configured dualband routers in order to connect on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously, ...
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Windows 7 PC connected to 2.4 Ghz band does not recognize other computers on the network

My current setup is as follows: 1 Cisco E3000 Dual Band Wireless N router 3 Windows 7 PCs. Two of these are hooked up via ethernet, and the 3rd is using the 2.4 Ghz band on the wireless router. ...
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Dual-band wireless and multiple connections (Netgear N600)

We have a Netgear N600 Dual-Band wireless router. Both antennae are being broadcast at the moment. I am assuming that both antennae have there own NIC, because there are 2 Mac addresses posted on the ...
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WRT610N v2 with DD-WRT: How do I configure wireless for dual channel (N 300MHz)?

I bought a Linksys router WRT610N v2 and I installed DD-WRT build 14896 preSP2 on it. I bought a Linksys Dual Bank Wireless N adapter for my laptop. I have no idea how to configure the router for ...
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Why does my Belkin Play router regularly stop working for a few minutes at a time?

I recently purchased a Belking Play dual-band router for my home. About every few hours, the router stops working or "cuts out" for several minutes before coming back online automatically. My old one ...
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Why are there so few Wireless N Dual Band adapter PCI cards, only USB adapters instead? [closed]

There has been several Wireless N Dual Band routers/APs out in the market for quite some time now, and there are several Wireless N Dual Band USB adapters out there. But as for PCI/PCI-X card adapters,...
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Can devices connected on separate bands on a dual band router share files?

I'm just about to get a Linksys WRT610N Dualband router, and I'm wondering if two devices can see each other 'across bands'? This particular router requires separate SSIDs for each band - 2.4k and 5k....
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802.11n (not draft) Wireless access point with gigabit ethernet ports

I looking for a wireless N access point, which isn't 802.11n draft 2.0 so the final certified version of n, with at least 3 gigabit ethernet ports, does anything like that exist. I don't want it to ...
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