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Help choosing a dual band router

  1. #11


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    Wireless struggles when you have more devices. A dual band here is nice because you can separate some devices on 2.4Ghz and let others work on 5Ghz. Normally you don't setup QoS for a specific computer, rather you set it for a protocol. For example, you want to ensure traffic over port 3389 gets priority over traffic on port 80.
    pparks1, can you tell me how to set up router to have devices use different bands?

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Wireless struggles when you have more devices. A dual band here is nice because you can separate some devices on 2.4Ghz and let others work on 5Ghz. Normally you don't setup QoS for a specific computer, rather you set it for a protocol. For example, you want to ensure traffic over port 3389 gets priority over traffic on port 80.
    pparks1, can you tell me how to set up router to have devices use different bands?
    You will set up an SSID for the 5Ghz band and the 2.4Ghz band usually. Just ensure to connect to the 5Ghz if your client sees it available.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You will set up an SSID for the 5Ghz band and the 2.4Ghz band usually. Just ensure to connect to the 5Ghz if your client sees it available.
    I setup the 5Ghz band, but that did away with the 2.4Ghz band. I wanted both so as to have a choice.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    You will set up an SSID for the 5Ghz band and the 2.4Ghz band usually. Just ensure to connect to the 5Ghz if your client sees it available.
    I setup the 5Ghz band, but that did away with the 2.4Ghz band. I wanted both so as to have a choice.
    Your router must support concurrent dual-band, some don't. What make/model do you have?
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  5. #15


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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Your router must support concurrent dual-band, some don't. What make/model do you have?
    It's a Linksys E 2000.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Your router must support concurrent dual-band, some don't. What make/model do you have?
    It's a Linksys E 2000.
    Seems that model is not concurrent/simultaneous. This article may be of help: Using 5 GHz wireless band on a non-simultaneous dual-band Wireless-N router
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  7. #17


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    A lot of good info there. I changed it to 5 Ghz, but I lost my guest network. I've changed it back to 2.4 Ghz to get back my guest network so my granddaughter will be happy. Thanks for the help popeye.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    A lot of good info there. I changed it to 5 Ghz, but I lost my guest network. I've changed it back to 2.4 Ghz to get back my guest network so my granddaughter will be happy. Thanks for the help popeye.
    Glad it at least steered you in the right direction.
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