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#272358 21-Jun-2020 23:13
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I understand the pros and cons of using the same SSID for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands, but for ease of use I'd rather go for it. However when I try to configure the B618S to achieve this, it comes up with an error dialogue box saying "You cannot use the same SSID on two networks".

 

 

 

Does anyone else have experience of this and found a workaround?

 

 

 

I'm running the B618S as the modem / router/ WAP and then run three older routers on Cat6 in dumb WAP mode to distribute wifi in a "poor man's mesh" and generally it works really well in our large house, with even the older Netgear, Apple and even the Spark / Huawei HG659b permitting the same SSID on 2.4 and 5 Ghz .... but not it seems the B618S, unless I'm missing it or doing something incorrectly?

 

 

 

Any help or advice appreciated.

 

 

 

 


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  #2509388 21-Jun-2020 23:39
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cant say i've tried configuring it like this, just remember if you setup like this, your leaving it up to the device to decide (which unless you turn 2.4ghz power down, often is 2.4ghz preffered)





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  #2509407 22-Jun-2020 06:31
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The firmware on the B618S’s don’t allow the the same SSID to be run on 2.4 and 5ghz. Seems to be standard with their firmware across the globe.

Work around is not to use it’s wifi but instead place an AP behind it that supports same SSID on both bands.

 
 
 
 


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  #2509408 22-Jun-2020 07:07
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Jiriteach: The firmware on the B618S’s don’t allow the the same SSID to be run on 2.4 and 5ghz. Seems to be standard with their firmware across the globe.

Work around is not to use it’s wifi but instead place an AP behind it that supports same SSID on both bands.

 

And with band steering.

 

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  #2509462 22-Jun-2020 09:30
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If you are trying to Achieve this I would recommend disabling the wifi on yourr B618 and getting a proper access point setup to go behind it

 

Unifi, Aruba Instant On are a few examples and allow you to direct your preferred band to the client




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  #2509959 22-Jun-2020 19:46
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Thank you for all responses.

 

I'm thinking I'll probably soon be a newbie in the Unifi ecosystem!


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