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#269671 1-Apr-2020 10:10
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Hi I have been trying to find out if I can set up 2 different passwords for my home wifi router
It is a Vodafone Home Gateway HG659
It has same password for WLAN 2.4 GHZ & WLAN 5 GHZ and I am wanting two separate pass words
1 for the 5 ghz and 1 for the 2.4 ghz if possible so the kids can only log on to the 2.4 Ghz and not slow the wifi down whIle I work from home

If having 2 separate passwords is not possible could somebody please suggest different options


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  #2452049 1-Apr-2020 10:40
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make them 2 different names and you should be able to have a password for each network



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  #2452051 1-Apr-2020 10:42
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The question is... why?


2.4GHz + 5GHz is best on the same SSID, and the same password so devices can get the best of both worlds.


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  #2452054 1-Apr-2020 10:44
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unless you have an unusually large amount of wifi devices you shouldn't notice slowdowns


what internet plan are you on? might it be worth upgrading as this could be your problem



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  #2452056 1-Apr-2020 10:44
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Yes it can and loads of information online how to action this! The HG659 is a very common modem / router


Just login to the user interface and go into WLAN / Wi-Fi settings

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  #2452132 1-Apr-2020 11:28
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The question is... why?


2.4GHz + 5GHz is best on the same SSID, and the same password so devices can get the best of both worlds.



because without band steering or deliberately turning down 2.4ghz, this can create a worse user experience for your average Joe.

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