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Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Fri 13-Jan-12 14:14:35
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Re: Possible to truly "merge" 2 wireless networks .. ?


[re: gmoorc] [link to this post]
 
Yep don't know why the guys seeing two profiles.

Must just be certain adaptors
Standard User huwwatkins
(member) Fri 13-Jan-12 14:35:18
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Re: Possible to truly "merge" 2 wireless networks .. ?


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
I disagree with using different channels...

Just because, if they are both on the same channel it will switch between the two much more seamlessly and smoothly.



This is wrong. Its good practise to have two access points that are next to each other on a different non overlapping channel.

Edited by huwwatkins (Fri 13-Jan-12 14:37:51)

Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Fri 13-Jan-12 14:44:38
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Re: Possible to truly "merge" 2 wireless networks .. ?


[re: huwwatkins] [link to this post]
 
In my household I have one router downstairs and a router upstairs (to get the signal all around the house)

With the wireless channels different...

If I connect downstairs and then go to the 3rd floor.
I lose access to the downstairs AP
It does not automatically change to the upstairs AP until I click the wireless icon in the notification area

With the same wireless channel

I connect downstairs. Go upstairs to the 3rd floor
The signal doesn't drop it seems to seemlessly switch over

This occurs on two Sony laptops (both the same)

Bearing in mind with my setup the routers are not side by side

Edited by ukhardy07 (Fri 13-Jan-12 14:45:03)


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Standard User huwwatkins
(member) Fri 13-Jan-12 15:21:30
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Re: Possible to truly "merge" 2 wireless networks .. ?


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
Thats just what happens with your setup and is not neccesarily the rule.. In theory the best practise way to do it is with non overlapping channels. This is what is done in enterprise networks with 100's of access points. In practise though with home level equipment odd things may happen like you experience.
Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Fri 13-Jan-12 15:24:22
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Re: Possible to truly "merge" 2 wireless networks .. ?


[re: huwwatkins] [link to this post]
 
Totally agree with you there.
I had assumed that it was a common thing when it actually doesn't seem to be.
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