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[Discuss] Wireless router question

My experience has been if you run the same SSID/Security setup but on
different channels it works ok.

You just have to make sure that the particular channel you select isn't
getting a lot of interference.

You could try "Wifi Analyzer" (Android app) to scan for interference. Also
inSSIDer to scan other wifi networks and channels they run on.

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:

> I will be running 2 wireless routers in my office configured as
> switches. All security will be identical. The question is SSID. Should I
> configure the second wireless as the same SSID as the first, or not.
> For example, the SSID of the first is FuBar, and the second is either
> FuBar or FuBar1. It does not matter which wireless one of our employees
> connects to.
> The advantage of using the same SSID is that possibly some wireless
> settings on phones and PCs will connect automatically where if it is a
> different SSID it may require the encryption key to be entered, which is
> a pain with Smartphones.
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