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Topic # 114104 8-Feb-2013 14:06
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I recently installed a TP-Link TL-WPA281 powerline wifi extender to increase the wifi coverage in my house. However, I am wondering if I have set it up correctly or if there was a better way. During the setup I used a different channel to the wifi router, and gave it a different SSID but the same wifi password. It works, but you have to manually change networks if you move from one part of the house to the other, ie take my tablet from the lounge to the bedroom. In some parts of the house both SSIDs are visible but one will have a stronger signal. If I had given the extender the same SSID as the router, could I move seamlessly around the house or would I open up a rift in the fabric of the universe?




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  Reply # 757333 8-Feb-2013 14:08
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use the same sid, turn of dhcp on the second wifi router.

my setup
1 wifi router with dhcp on 192.168.1.1
1 wifi router with dhcp turned off on 192.168.1.255
using same sid/password

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  Reply # 757334 8-Feb-2013 14:11
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This ^ but also the ability to automatically roam between the APs will depend on the devices themselves



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  Reply # 757355 8-Feb-2013 15:01
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What about the channels, should they be the same or different?




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  Reply # 757359 8-Feb-2013 15:10
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Different otherwise they will interfere

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  Reply # 757363 8-Feb-2013 15:20
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I just use two different SSIDs and change manually, but I might try using the same SSID to see how well it works with my devices. That'd be easier.




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