Can I use the same SSID for both bands on my wireless router.

for Dual band Routers... can I use the same SSID name for my 2.4 and 5ghz. I already know the answer to the question but I am getting a second opinion for someone .
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskAsked:
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
You could by I would suggest that you dont.

If you are using 802.11ac and your device is ac, then you will want to put those devices together, throwing an older device on that radio will slow them all down.  So if you call 1 ssid name5G or something you will know which is which.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskAuthor Commented:
I never have the SSID's the same . It just causes to many problems. Thanks for the quick response.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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Craig BeckCommented:
This is wrong.  You can.
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
How do you figure it is wrong
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Craig BeckCommented:
Question was...

Can I use the same SSID for both bands on my wireless router.

The answer is yes, therefore whether you would or not is irrelevant.

In addition to that, your idea that separating the devices based on SSID for slower devices to use 2.4 vs 5GHz is incorrect too.  You may have a 5GHz device using 802.11n or 802.11a that would still connect to the same radio as the 802.11ac device.  Splitting the SSID doesn't help you there.
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
So I still fail to see your complaint

You could by I would suggest that you don't.

So yes possible.

And you are certainly correct, they could also and 802.11b and 802.11g  devices as well.  But that being said, if you have slower devices then they are best served not using the same faster radio.

You are looking for a simple yes/no answer.  What advantage does using a single SSID have
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