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# 134043 12-Nov-2013 17:29
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I have extended my home network by using a wireless Powerline setup, a TP-Link TL-PA211 sender and a TL-WPA281 receiver. It was very easy to set up, just plug and play basically which is just as well given my level of network knowledge.
Anyway, I now have two different wireless networks in the house so when I move from bedroom where the WPA281 is to the lounge where the modem is I have to change networks on my device (tablet).
Is there any simple way to just have one network so I can move from one location to another without having to change my settings?

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  # 931634 12-Nov-2013 17:30
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Yep, Same SSID, same security, same PSK, and preferably different non-overlapping channels.

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  # 931635 12-Nov-2013 17:32
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If you setup the exact same SSID and password/auth settings for each network, but in different channels (as far away from each other as possible - i.e. 1 & 11) then it should work just fine. That is how I run my house, with a main router and an AP extender at the far end of the house. Devices just swap between the two channels nice and quickly without any fuss. The key is obviously the identical SSID + authentication settings.


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  # 931728 12-Nov-2013 21:23
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Thanks guys, I seem to have actually achieved my goal! Must give a +1 for the TP-Link gear, that part was very easy to set up.

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